DL Washington joins practice squad

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have signed defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington, who played under Nick Saban at Alabama, to their practice squad. Washington will wear No. 93.

The Patriots will have to make a corresponding move on the practice squad to create room for Washington, as they didn't have an open spot.

It looks like it could be with inside linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, who wasn't with the team this morning.