Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports

Patriots make practice squad transaction ahead of Bills game

Ryan Hannable
December 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm

FOXBORO -- After offensive tackle Eric Smith got signed to the Jets' active roster Tuesday, the Patriots filled the open spot on Wednesday.

Offensive tackle Toby Weathersby has been added to take Smith's place. He signed with the Eagles as a rookie free agent out of LSU, but was released on Oct. 2. Players brought in this time of year are usually good candidates to get signed to futures contracts.

Weathersby primarily plays on the right side.

This was the Patriots' first practice squad move since Nov. 11.

Related: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski remain off Patriots injury report