Tyler McDonald didn’t last a week.
The Patriots cut the rookie wide receiver out of South Carolina State Wednesday and re-signed wide receiver Greg Orton, who had a stint on the team’s practice squad and was on the team’s 90-man roster until he was released May 22.
Orton, 6-3 and 199 pounds, is still considered a first-year wide receiver at 28. He spent part of 2011 and all of 2012 on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad. He’s had stints in the Arena Football League and the United Football League. He entered the NFL in 2009 as a rookie free agent out of Purdue with the Cincinnati Bengals.