The Patriots are making moves on the practice squad. They’re releasing running back Ralph Webb, as first reported by the Boston Herald’s Kevin Duffy. They’re also releasing defensive tackle Vincent Valentine from the practice squad, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Webb played well in the Patriots’ preseason opening win over the Washington Redskins, rushing 14 times for 46 yards and two touchdowns as part of a second-half comeback. Valentine, meanwhile, was released as part of the Patriots’ Sept. 1 cut-downs and re-signed with the team on the practice squad.
One of the open spots on the practice squad will presumably go to defensive back Cyrus Jones, whom the Patriots released on Saturday. They’re also reportedly in contact with free-agent running back Mike Gillislee, who could take Jones’ spot on the main roster.
The Patriots still have Malcom Brown, Lawrence Guy, Danny Shelton, and Adam Butler at defensive tackle, but lack depth at running back after dressing only two against the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday.
According to NESN’s Doug Kyed, one of the openings on the practice squad will go to former Giants linebacker Calvin Munson.
Update: Barner has a locker in the Patriots’ locker room, meaning they have re-signed him to their practice squad.
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