The Patriots signed recently released wide receiver Buddy Farnham and also signed offensive lineman Brian Simmons. The signings were made possible with the placing of wide receiver Torry Holt on injured reserve and the release of defensive back Ross Ventrone. Holt suffered a knee injury and is scheduled to have surgery this week, according to various sources.
In other news, Ron Brace and Derrick Burgess showed up for practice today. Some notables that were missing were Nick Kaczur and Jermaine Cunningham.