Williams clears waivers, in locker room

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After clearing waivers on Monday, New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Williams was spotted in the team's locker room on Monday evening.

Williams likely has returned to the practice squad, although no official announcement has been made.

The 2011 seventh-round draft pick began this season on the practice squad before spending the last three weeks on the active roster. He was waived on Saturday to make room for cornerback Aqib Talib, who was acquired in a trade.

The Patriots' practice squad is now at its eight-man limit, following the signing of wide receiver Kamar Aiken, also on Monday.