Pats sign Ojinnaka, add Ratliff to practice squad

The New England Patriots have re-signed offensive lineman Quinn

Ojinnaka and added quarterback Brett Ratliff to their practice

squad.

The Patriots acquired Ojinnaka in a trade with the Atlanta

Falcons on Aug. 23 and released him on Sept. 30 before he played a

game for them. The Falcons had drafted him in the fifth round in

2006 out of Syracuse.

Ratliff was released from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice

squad on Sept. 27 after spending time with the New York Jets and

Cleveland Browns. The Jets signed him in May 2007 as a rookie free

agent out of Utah. He was on their practice squad that entire

season and their third quarterback in 2008. He was Cleveland’s

third quarterback for most of the 2009 season before being waived

on Sept. 4.