The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Titus Adams to the 53-man active roster on Wednesday to take the place of defensive back Bret Lockett who was placed on injured reserve. The team also announced the signing of two players to the practice squad; quarterback Jeff Rowe and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins.
Adams has been on and off with the Patriots the past two seasons. His experience at nosetackle should help with depth when the team needs to spell Vince Wilfork, or when a 4-3 front it moved.
Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Adams moved around before landing in New England Adams spent time with the Giants (2006-07), Chargers ('07) and Bengals ('07).
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Nebraska product was signed by New England in 2008. After participating in training camp Adams was signed to the practice squad for the season. He returned to camp in 2009, and was again signed to the practice squad for the season. to the Patriots defensive front as they help the Patriots pass
The 6-foot-5, 221-pound Rowe was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. The Nevada product was signed off Cincinnati's practice squad by the Seattle Seahawks last season. He has been out of football since being waived by the Seahawks at the start of the season.
The 5-foot-10, 191-pound Jenkins was originally signed by the Texans in 2008. After beginning the year on the team's practice squad, the Miami product was signed to Houston's active roster for two games. He also spent time with the Browns.
The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Lockett was award to the Patriots off waivers from Cleveland in September. He was a contributor on special teams and as a reserve defensive back. He saw his first action for New England against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 14th.