The New England Patriots are 6-1 and alone atop the NFL with the league’s best record. As they switch gears from a 27-16 road victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday to a crucial trip to Buffalo this weekend, the Patriots made two roster moves late Monday afternoon.
New England waived defensive tackle Anthony Johnson — a strong candidate to return to practice squad —and also released safety Vinnie Sunseri from the practice squad.
With one safety out the door, New England brought another to their practice field on Monday.
The Patriots worked out safety Shamiel Gary. He was with the team during training camp in 2014.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) October 24, 2016
Shamiel Gary, 26, was in camp with the Patriots in 2014, but he did not make New England’s roster. Gary’s only appearance on an NFL regular season roster came in 2015 with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-foot, 205-pound product of Oklahoma State played 6 games for the Dolphins, starting one, and recorded 7 tackles.
Gary was released from Dolphins camp in September.