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Patriots DB King added to 53-man roster

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Defensive back Brandon King signed a contract with the New England Patriots and was elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, the team announced on Saturday.

To make room for King, the Patriots released defensive back Bradley Fletcher.

King, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Auburn in May. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, was released on Sept. 5 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7.

Fletcher, 29, signed with the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from the Philadelphia Eagles in March. The 6-foot, 205-pounder played in two of the Patriots first three games and registered 10 total tackles and a forced fumble.


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