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Patriots make roster moves before opener

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The New England Patriots signed defensive back Justin Coleman to the 53-man roster from the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad and placed offensive lineman Bryan Stork on injured reserve on the eve of their season opener.

The Patriots also signed linebacker Alex Singleton to the practice squad and released offensive lineman Chris Barker from the practice squad on Wednesday.

Coleman, a 22-year-old rookie free agent, was released by the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 30, signed by the Patriots on Sept. 4 and released a day later, and then signed by the Seahawks for their practice squad on Sept. 8.

Singleton, also a rookie free agent, was released by the Seahawks on Sept. 5.

Barker originally was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from the Miami Dolphins.

He played in four games for the Patriots as a rookie in 2013 and spent most of last season on the Patriots’ practice squad. He was released by the team on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 8.

The Patriots open the regular season on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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