So what will the Patriots do with one fewer receiver, following the decision to drop Leonard Hankerson? They’ve replaced him with a receiver from the practice squad.
Chris Harper has been promoted as Hankerson has been dropped. The Patriots announced both moves on Saturday, along with the decision to drop tight end Asante Cleveland and to claim defensive back Troy Hill off waivers.
Harper, an undrafted free agent who joined the Patriots in May, has bounced back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad, appearing in three games this season. He was cut most recently after muffing a punt against the Broncos, as the Patriots led 21-7. New England would go on to lose in overtime.