Patriots Sign a Familiar Face

<p>The Patriots announced the signing of two players to the practice squad and the release of two others: CB, Earthwind Moreland the defensive back with the familiar name and newcomer WR, Cedric James.</p>

Moreland 5'10", 182 lbs, has previously been in Patriots camp in the 2004 season. He was originally signed by the team on August 5, 2004 and was one of the final roster cuts on Spetember 3, 2004. Moreland played in all four exhibition games for the Patriots. His former NFL playing experience includes time with the Cleveland Browns (2001) and the New York Jets(2000). He also has been part of three other NFL organizations, and played in NFL Europe.

James, 6'1", 197 lbs, has been with the Dallas Cowboys this preseason after being on their practice squad in 2003. He was originally a fourth round draft pick out of Texas Christian.

To make room for on the roster, The Patriots released wide receiver Michael Jennings and cornerback Christian Morton from the practice squad.

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