The New England Patriots announced today that they have activated defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham and signed a pair of practice squad players, wide receiver Kamar Aiken and defensive back Malcom Williams. In addition, they released defensive lineman Ron Brace.

From Patriots.com:

Cunningham, 24, has played in 11 games with three starts in 2012 and has 24 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries...

Aiken, 23, was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Dec. 22 and saw action in the win at Jacksonville on Dec. 23. He was released on Dec. 24 and signed back to the practice squad on Dec. 26...

Williams, 24, was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 27, 2012 and played as a reserve in the win at St. Louis (10/28). He was released by the Patriots on Nov. 17 and signed back to the practice squad on Nov. 20. Williams was signed to the New England practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012 after being released following training camp on Aug. 31, 2012...

Brace, 26, was originally drafted by New England in the second round (40th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder played in 10 games in 2012 for the Patriots and was inactive for five games with two total tackles. He has played in 39 NFL games with seven starts and has accumulated 42 total tackles.

Danielle Hobeika 12/29/2012 06:24:00 PM Edit

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