The Dolphins announced that they signed linebacker Trevor Reilly off the Patriots practice squad to their active roster Monday. The move leaves New England with one open spot on their 10-man p-squad roster.
Reilly, a seventh-round pick in 2014, was released by the Jets on Sept. 3 and signed with the Patriots on Oct. 20. He played in 15 games last season with the Jets. At 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, he's served primarily as a special-teamer over the course of his career.
The Patriots practice squad features one other linebacker: Trevor Bates, a rookie out of the University of Maine.
Others on the Patriots practice squad include offensive linemen Chris Barker, Jamil Douglas and Chase Farris, receivers Devin Lucien and DeAndrew White, defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, fullback Glenn Gronkowski and running back Tyler Gaffney.
Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.
The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit.
Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season.
The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons. ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.
The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012.
McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.