FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — The New England Patriots signed linebacker Eric Martin from the practice squad Thursday, released linebacker Dewey McDonald, and signed defensive lineman Robert Thomas to the practice squad.
The 24-year-old Martin played in the opening game against Pittsburgh, was released Sept. 12 and signed to the practice squad Sept. 16. He played 29 games for Cleveland in 2013-14.
The 25-year-old McDonald was claimed off waivers from Indianapolis on Oct. 28 and played against Washington last week. The 24-year-old Thomas was released from Seattle's practice squad Tuesday.