The Patriots have signed wide receiver Greg Orton to their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
Orton, 27, spent part of 2011 and all of 2012 on the Denver Broncos practice squad. The 6-foot-3, 199-pounder originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals out of Purdue in 2009. He had stints with the Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock and the United Football League’s Omaha Knights before joining the Denver practice squad. Orton went to camp with Denver this past summer.