The Patriots lost offensive tackle Matt Kopa from their practice squad Monday when the Philadelphia Eagles made the move to sign him to their 53-man roster. Kopa had been on New England's practice squad for the last two seasons.
While Kopa goes out the door, the Patriots brought in four players for a workout on Monday: DL Marcus Benard, DL Tim Crowder, LB Brian Rolle and LB Quinton Spears.
Benard, 27, was released by the Browns after injuring his elbow earlier this season. Crowder, also 27, was released by the Buccaneers in March. Rolle, 24, was released by the Eagles in early October. Spears, 24, was last with the Browns.