Patriots linebacker Tyrone McKenzie started camp off with a bang and then racked up 10 a team high tackles against the New York Giants, but in the end it wasn’t enough for him to make the 53 man roster.
Instead he ended up being cut on Saturday, but according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com after clearing waivers McKenzie has rejoined the team as a member of the practice squad.
The former 2009 3rd round pick had suffered a knee injury which saw him placed on injured reserve and cost him his rookie season, and he had clearly hoped to make an impact this year. The problem was he was inconsistent in camp and unfortunately didn’t do enough to impress the coaching staff enough to work his way into the lineup.
While things may not have worked out quite the way he hoped, like recently re-signed Shawn Crable McKenzie now at least has the chance to try and work his way onto the field this way. McKenzie is now the seventh member of the team’s practice squad, which now leaves one more available slot.