Pats Promote OT Siliga from Practice Squad, Sign TE DJ Williams
Patriots news release…
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed DT Sealver Siliga (Pronounced – SIL-ver
SEE-ling-gah) to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and signed TE D.J. Williams to the 53-man roster.
In addition, the Patriots signed rookie T Patrick Ford to the practice squad.
23, was signed by the Patriots to the practice squad on Oct. 23, 2013.
He has spent time with San
Francisco, Denver and Seattle since joining the NFL as a rookie free
agent with the 49ers in 2011 out of Utah. The 6-foot-2, 325-pounder, was
released by the 49ers at the end of his first training camp and was
then signed to the Denver practice squad. He began
the 2012 season on the Denver practice squad before being signed to the
53-man roster in September. He played in one game for Denver in 2012.
Siliga was traded by Denver to Seattle in training camp this past summer
and spent part of the year on the Seahawks
practice squad before being released on Oct. 4.
Williams, 25, played in seven games with one start for
Jacksonville this season before being released by the Jaguars on Nov. 4.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round
draft pick (101st overall) by Green Bay out
of Arkansas in 2011. Williams was waived by Green Bay on Aug. 31, 2013,
and claimed off waivers and awarded to Jacksonville on Sept. 1, 2013.
He has played in 33 NFL games with three starts and has nine receptions
for 70 yards.
Ford, 23, was originally signed by the New York Jets as a rookie
free agent out of Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 13, 2013, and was released on
Aug. 26, 2013. The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder, was a three-year starter at
Eastern Kentucky, serving as both a guard
and tackle during his collegiate career. He spent the majority of his
final two seasons at left tackle.