Patriots promote one player, sign two others

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots promoted defensive tackle Sealver Siliga from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, signed free agent tight end D.J. Williams, and signed offensive tackle Patrick Ford to the practice squad.

Williams appeared in seven games this season with Jacksonville before being released by the Jaguars Nov. 4. A fifth-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2011, Williams has nine receptions for 70 yards in his NFL career, which spans 33 games. He was at practice Wednesday, wearing No. 86.

Siliga was signed to the practice squad by the Patriots Oct. 23. He has spent time with Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle since joining the league in 2011 as an undrafted rookie. Ford signed with the Jets in August, and was released two weeks later. He is a rookie who was a three-year starter at Eastern Kentucky.


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