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Patriots bring back OL Ojinnaka

The New England Patriots re-signed fifth-year veteran offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka on Thursday, filling the 53rd spot on their roster. The team also announced the signing of quarterback Brett Ratliff to the practice squad.

Ojinnaka had been acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons in August. He was released Sept. 30 and his return adds depth to the line.

Ratliff gives the Patriots a third quarterback, as the team has just Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer on the active roster.