The New England Patriots announced that they’ve re-signed FB Glenn Gronkowski to their practice squad on Friday and released TE Kennard Backman from the unit.
The Patriots ’ practice squad now consists of:
- G Chris Barker
- WR Devin Lucien
- WR DeAndrew White
- WR Shaq Evans
- G Jamil Douglas
- G Chase Farris
- LB Trevor Bates
- RB Tyler Gaffney
- FB Glenn Gronkowski
- RB D.J. Foster
Gronkowski, 23, wound up signing on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State back in May. He managed to make the 53-man roster a few weeks ago, but will not have to pass through waivers before signing on with a team of his choosing.
Gronkowski signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Bills but was waived a month ago. He’s been on and off of the Patriots’ practice squad this year.
During his three-year college career, Gronkowski totaled 51 rushing yards on 16 carries (3.2 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 369 yards receiving and six total touchdowns.