Practice squad taking shape

(Editor's note: This post has been updated since it was first posted to reflect that Will Yeatman, who was prepared to sign on to the practice squad, was informed that he had been claimed by the Dolphins; while also removing DE Alex Silvestro.)

Several players the Patriots waived yesterday are currently at Gillette Stadium ready to sign on to the team's practice squad, barring a late change.

Those players, according to a league source, are:

S Ross Ventrone

DE Markell Carter

LB Aaron Lavarias

The Patriots are also expected to add an offensive lineman and running back/fullback-type to the practice squad.