- Patriots released DT Jimmy Staten and DB Dax Swanson from their practice squad.
Thornton, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2014. However, he lasted just a little over a year in Green Bay before he waived a few weeks ago.
The Patriots wound up claiming him off waivers, but was once again placed on waivers in the past few days.
Thornton has yet to appear in an NFL game