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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Players eligible for practice squad

By Mike Rodak

An important consideration when this week’s roster moves are made will be practice squad eligibility. At noon on Saturday, Sept. 1, teams will be allowed to establish an eight-man practice squad.

The following is a list of players currently on the Patriots roster who if cut and clear waivers will be eligible to be signed to the team’s practice squad. All rookies are eligible by default:

QB Ryan Mallett
RB Shane Vereen
RB Brandon Bolden (rookie)
RB Jeff Demps (rookie)
FB Eric Kettani
WR Jeremy Ebert (rookie)
WR Kerry Taylor
TE Alex Silvestro
TE Tyler Urban (rookie)
OL Nick McDonald
T Matt Kopa
T Darrion Weems (rookie)
G Derek Dennis (rookie)
G Jeremiah Warren (rookie)
T Dustin Waldron (rookie)

DE Chandler Jones (rookie)
DE Jake Bequette (rookie)
DE Justin Francis (rookie)
DT Marcus Forston (rookie)
LB Dont'a Hightower (rookie)
LB Aaron Lavarias
LB Jeff Tarpinian
CB Sterling Moore
CB Ras-I Dowling
CB Malcolm Williams
CB Alfonzo Dennard (rookie)
S Tavon Wilson (rookie)
S Nate Ebner (rookie)