FOXBORO – (Wire Service Report) – Fullback Glenn Gronkowski, younger brother of New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on Saturday. Glenn Gronkowski signed in April with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent from Kansas State. He made the Bills’ initial 53-man roster and played eight snaps in a 13-7 season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but was waived on Sept. 12.
This is the second time the Patriots signed one of Rob Gronkowski’s brothers. In 2011, tight end Dan Gronkowski played five games for New England.
The Patriots also added fourth-year veteran tight end Greg Scruggs to their 53-man roster. The team also released defensive tackle John Hughes, who signed earlier in the week and wide receiver Da’Ron Brown from the practice squad.
Scruggs recorded eight tackles and two sacks in 14 career games spanning three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. The 26-year-old collected three tackles and a sack in one game with Chicago on Dec. 30, 2015 and played in three games with the Bears this season before being released on Tuesday.
Hughes’ stay with New England was a short one as the 27-year-old was signed on Tuesday.
Brown signed with the Patriots on Tuesday after being released by the Kansas Chiefs on Sept. 3.