Patriots to Sign QB Jonathan Crompton to Practice Squad

The New England Patriots will add quarterback Jonathan Crompton to their practice squad, CBS Sports' Will Bendetson reports, via Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

Selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth-round (168th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, the former University of Tennessee quarterback completed 18-of-33 pass attempts for 203 yards with three interceptions during three pre-season games this summer. Crompton (6-4, 228) was sacked five times and posted a 35.3 passer rating.

Waived in September, Crompton was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad, but was released during the opening week of the regular season.

With the calendar turning to November, the Patriots--who are carrying just two quarterbacks on their roster--may be looking to an add arm to lessen Tom Brady's practice workload in the second half of the season.

New England had selected former Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson in the seventh-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but the rookie signed a practice squad contract with the Seattle Seahawks after clearing waivers in September.

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