WR Fayson signed to practice squad

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots announced the signing of receiver Jarred Fayson to their practice squad on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Fayson, who worked out for the team Wednesday, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Saints in 2011. He played in college at Illinois, alongside current Patriots rookie safety Tavon Wilson.

Fayson was released at the end of 2011 training camp, and later hooked on with the Colts' practice squad in November. He was released by the Colts at the of 2012 training camp.

Fayson (6-foot-0, 213 pounds) spent his first two seasons in college at Florida before transferring to Illinois.