Patriots sign 2 CBs to practice squad

The Patriots signed cornerbacks Tony Carter and Prince Miller to their practice squad, the team announced today. To make room on the eight-man squad, tight end Jeron Mastrud was released.

Carter (5-9, 175) originally joined the Broncos as a rookie free agent out of Florida State in 2009. He spent most of last season on the Broncos' practice squad, before being moved to the active roster for the final three games. He was waived/injured by the Broncos on Aug. 30.

Miller (5-8, 198), who has experience returning punts, originally signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent out of Georgia in May of this year. He was waived on Sept. 5.

The moves fill the Patriots' practice squad at the eight-man limit, and there is no quarterback as part of the group. That means the Patriots have just two signal-callers on the complete roster, which is a bit unusual.