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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
After minor move, resetting Patriots' WRs

By Mike Reiss

The Patriots made a minor move at wide receiver on Wednesday, signing first-year player Greg Orton and waiving rookie Tyler McDonald.

Orton spent time on the Patriots' practice squad last year after signing Dec. 31, 2013. In practice leading up to the AFC Championship Game, the 6-foot-3, 199-pound target played the role of Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas on the scout team. Orton, 28, had been released on May 22.

He will wear No. 16.

The 6-3, 190-pound McDonald, of South Carolina State, had just joined the Patriots on July 18.

Patriots projected training camp WR depth chart 
Julian Edelman
Aaron Dobson (active/PUP)
Danny Amendola
Kenbrell Thompkins
Brandon LaFell
Josh Boyce
Jeremy Gallon (active/PUP)
Wilson Van Hooser
Derrick Johnson
Greg Orton
(special teams captain Matthew Slater, who is on active/PUP, also takes positional reps here)