Patriots Re-Sign FB Glenn Gronkowski To Practice Squad, Cut TE Kennard Backman

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:

  1. G Chris Barker
  2. WR Devin Lucien
  3. WR DeAndrew White
  4. WR Shaq Evans
  5. G Jamil Douglas
  6. G Chase Farris
  7. LB Trevor Bates
  8. RB Tyler Gaffney
  9. FB Glenn Gronkowski
  10. 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.

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