QB Crompton tabbed for practice squad

The Patriots are in the NFL minority this season in carrying just two quarterbacks on their active roster. Furthermore, the team has gone through most of the season without a quarterback on its practice squad.

That will change this week when former Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton is signed to the practice squad. The Patriots have had an open spot on their eight-man practice squad after promoting safety Sergio Brown to the active roster Oct. 23.

Crompton, 23, was a fifth-round selection this season by the Chargers after starting in all but one game for Tennessee as a senior in 2009. He was released by the Chargers during final cuts, and returned to their practice squad before being released again on Sept. 7.

William Bendetson of CBSSports.com first reported the team's intention to sign Crompton to the practice squad.