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Patriots officially sign OL Matt Tobin, fill practice squad with RB Josh Ferguson

Ryan Hannable
November 07, 2018 - 5:29 pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made two roster moves on Wednesday filling the open active roster spot and the open practice squad spot.

The Patriots officially signed Matt Tobin to the active roster, which was reported earlier in the day, and then they also signed running back Josh Ferguson to the practice squad.

Tobin is a versatile offensive lineman who spent time with the Patriots this summer before catching on with the 49ers, but then was released after just a few weeks.

Meanwhile, Ferguson entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Colts 2016. He made the 53-man roster out of training camp and played in all 16 games, finishing with 15 carries for 20 yards and 20 receptions for 136 yards. He was on and off the active roster in 2017 and then was released by the Colts on Sept. 18 of this year. Most recently, he spent a week on the Texans practice squad and reportedly worked out for the Patriots Tuesday.

If the Illinois product can make a good impression, perhaps he could fill a need on the active roster.

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