Jones was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2005. The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Indiana product spent the past three seasons playing special teams. Cincinnati released the Louisville native in 2008 after three games. He finished the season with the Broncos and was released this off-season.
Porter was a wrestler at Kent before signing with New England in April as an undrafted rookie free agent. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound athlete tried to make the move to the NFL without any college playing experience. Porter hoped to follow the success Stephen Neal experience when he became a starter on the Patriots offensive after a successful wrestling career at Cal-State Bakersfield.
The Patriots made a number of roster moves this week, which were not announced, yet.
-- WR Brandon Tate (knee) was put on the active/non-football injury to open training camp. Tate was coming off an ACL injury and a failed drug test, which is the reason he was available in the third round of the draft. Tate will have a chance to compete for playing time if all goes well. The Patriots are top-heavy at wide receiver, but beyond Randy Moss and Wes Welker, the rest of the spots are up for grabs.
-- DT Darryl Richard was placed on the PUP list to open training camp. The injury was not disclosed. Richard, a seventh-round pick, agreed to a four-year deal in July.
Richard was as active on the field as he was off it during his time at Georgia Tech. When the school's president left his post, Richard was part of the search committee to help find a replacement. He also earned his undergraduate degree and an MBA in just over four years.
"I think that just helped build Darryl Richard into who he is today," Richard said. "The thing about me, when I get done with something, it's in the past. I pretty much close that chapter and move onto the next thing. And that's where I'm at right now. Trying to do what I can to win a job with this football team."
-- OT Jermail Porter was put on the active/non-football injury list prior to his release on Tuesday. The injury was not disclosed.
-- OT Mark LeVoir (shoulder) was placed on the PUP list to open training camp. The injury was not disclosed.
-- OG Rich Ohrnberger was placed on the PUP list to open training camp. The injury was not disclosed. Ohrnberger, a fourth-round pick (123rd overall) out of Penn State, was the first Patriots' 2009 draft choice to sign in mid-June. He finished his collegiate career as a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
-- LB Shawn Crable was placed on the PUP list to open training camp. The injury was not disclosed.
-- DE Ty Warren (knee, groin) was placed on the PUP list to open training camp.
New England announced two more moves today.
-- LS Jake Ingram has officially been signed the team announced today. Ingram was selected by the Patriots in the sixth round (198th overall) in this April's Draft. Ingram isn't the team's only long snapper. Free agent Nathan Hodel (Cardinal ) was signed in the off-season after incumbent Lonie Paxton opted to sign a free agent deal with Denver.
Scout.com's Adam Caplan reported that Ingram inked a 4-year deal worth $1.85 million.
-- DB Jamar Love was released by the Patriots, the team announced. The Arkansas product signed with the team as an undrafted rookie in April.