Haynesworth out with a back injury

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Haynesworth out with a back injury

The Patriots were without six players at Wednesday's practice, including Albert Haynesworth who did not play because of a back injury.

Safety Patrick Chung (hand), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tight end Dan Gronkowski, tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) were all out.

The limited participants were cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (left knee), receiver Taylor Price (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf), and Kyle Arrington (concussion) who sat out Wednesday's practice.

Safety Josh Barrett (thumb), cornerback Leigh Bodden (hand) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) were all full participants.

For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), linebacker Kirk Morrison (hamstring), receiver Roscoe Parrish (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee) were all out.

Receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed practice on Wednesday, but was a full participant on Thursday. Defensive end Spencer Johnson (hip), defensive back Torell Troup (back) were all full participants.

Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

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Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

The Patriots announced today that they re-signed receiver DeAndrew White to help fill out their 90-man roster. White was a staple on New England's practice squad in 2016, signing on in mid-September and remaining with the club through its Super Bowl run.

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2015, White made the 49ers roster out of training camp and played in four games, finishing with two catches for 18 yards. The 6-foot, 192-pounder also returned six kicks for 142 yards and returned one punt for 4 yards that year. 

The Patriots are as deep at receiver as they've ever been, it seems. White will slot in on the depth chart behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola. The team has a handful of long-shots at the position who could be ultimately competing for a shot to make the practice squad, including second-year player Devin Lucien and undrafted rookies Austin Carr and Cody Hollister.