Patriots release WR McDonald, sign WR Orton

Patriots release WR McDonald, sign WR Orton
July 23, 2014, 4:15 pm

The Patriots made a roster move on Wednesday, one day before the start of training camp, releasing Tyler McDonald and signing receiver Greg Orton.

Orton spent time with the Patriots practice squad last season after he was signed on Dec. 31. He was released back in May, but the Patriots have decided to bring back the 6-foot-3, 199-pounder who spent part of 2011 and all of 2012 on the Denver practice squad.

Orton, 28, has had a professional football career that's taken him all over the country. He played with the Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock and the United Football League’s Omaha Knights before joining the Broncos.