Patriots Sign QB O'Sullivan

The Patriots added another quarterback for insurance purposes yesterday. Little known J.T. O'Sullivan was signed to the team's practice squad. The Patriots added wide receiver Bam Childress to the practice squad a day before. The team had to wait for Childress to clear waivers Monday afternoon before they could resign him.

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots added another quarterback to the roster yesterday, signing J.T. O'Sullivan to their practice squad. Monday the team re-signed second-year wide receiver Bam Childress who was released the day before. Both players were assigned to the Patriots' practice quad.

O'Sullivan was originally picked by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft (186th overall). The 6-foot-2-inch, 227-pound Cal-Davis spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. O'Sullivan was assigned to NFL Europe in 2004 where he led the Frankfurt Galaxy to the World Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings backup quarterbacks Mike McMahon (4), Tavaris Jackson (7) and J. T. O'Sullivan (9) wait their turns in practice with an unidentified coach during the first day of full-squad football training camp workouts Monday, July 31, 2006, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Childress was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Ohio State. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound receiver led all Patriots pass-catchers in the 2006 preseason with 11 reception for 214 yards.

Practice Squad Full

The Patriots have filled their practice squad with the maximum allowable eight players, seven of which were with the team before the final round of roster cuts. The players include: receivers Childress and Kelvin Kight, defensive back Antwain Spann, offensive linemen Dan Stevenson and Billy Yates, defensive lineman Santonio Thomas, linebacker Corey Mays.

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