Patriots sign Shawn Crable to active roster

Just before last week’s game, the Patriots signed former Jet Danny Woodhead.

It was surmised that New England just wanted Woodhead’s information more than his skill set, but the versatile threat remains on the roster.  He may help to fill Kevin Faulk’s role on third downs.

Faulk’s season-ending injury also opened up a roster spot the Patriots filled Saturday with linebacker Shawn Crable.  The 2008 third-round pick was cut back in July, but re-signed to the practice squad recently once he was healthy.