Patriots sign D.J. Williams, cut Marcus Forston, Justin Green

The New England Patriots are signing former Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams.

Williams has nine career receptions for 70 yards.

Williams is a former Arkansas standout who won the John Mackey Award in 2010 when he was named All-Southeastern Conference for the Razorbacks.

He had 54 receptions for 627 yards and four touchdowns.

A former Packers fifth-round draft pick, Williams was cut by the Jaguars earlier this month.

The Patriots are shorthanded at tight end due to a knee injury to Michael Hoomanawanui.

The Patriots cut cornerback Justin Green and defensive tackel Marcus Forston.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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