FOXBORO - The Patriots worked out tight end Jake Byrne on Monday. The 6-4, 260-pounder came out of Wisconsin in 2011. He spent training camp this year with the New Orleans Saints after going undrafted.
Byrne, 22, was diagnosed with diabetes in high school. He had six catches in 50 games at Wisconsin.
He is seen as primarily a blocking tight end.
The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
More to come...