New England Patriots

CINCINNATI, OHIO - AUGUST 29: Jake Dolegala #7 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

The Patriots made a pair of roster moves on Monday, both relating to the practice squad.

Quarterback Jake Dolegala has been signed after being released late last week. To make room, the team released tight end David Wells, who they signed on Tuesday.

Before last week, Dolegala had been with the Patriots since mid-September. The 6-foot-7, 242 pound quarterback spent last season with Cincinnati.

Wells was one of two tight ends added to the practice squad last week, along with Dylan Cantrell. The moves were seen as emergency stashes as the Patriots had just one healthy tight end on the roster in Ryan Izzo.

However, Wells and Cantrell both being let go could be a sign that rookies Devin Asiasi and/or Dalton Keene won’t spend much time beyond the mandatory three weeks on IR. It also could mean the team has faith in waiver signee Jordan Thomas, who signed last week and will practice with the team for the first time on Wednesday.

In addition to those moves, linebackers Terez Hall and Cassh Maluia have reverted to the practice squad after being temporarily elevated for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

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