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By PFW staff

The Patriots signed CB Tony Carter from their practice squad on Saturday before their Week 15 game against the Packers. To make room for Carter, the Patriots released recently signed CB Chevis Jackson.

Carter is a second-year player who played in two games, with one start, for the Broncos in 2009. He recorded three tackles and a pass defensed. The Florida State alum had spent the 2010 season on the Pats' practice squad.

The Patriots signed Jackson before their Week 14 game against the Bears, but they didn't activate him for the game.

The way we see it

With nickel CB Jonathan Wilhite on injured reserve and top corner Devin McCourty battling a rib injury, the Pats are thin at corner. While Jackson has more experience, Carter has a better idea of the Pats' system from being on the practice squad all season long, while Jackson had just one week to learn the defense.

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