The Bills signed CB Crezdon Butler and OT Thomas Welch to the active roster on Wednesday.
The Patriots signed OL Thomas Welch to the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.
The Patriots cut OT Thomas Welch on Monday. Welch was used as an extra blocker in the team's last two games.
Without a true fullback or H-back, Bill Belichick is using offensive tackles and a linebacker to add an extra blocker on offense.
The Patriots activated OL Thomas Welch to the 53-man roster and released S Ross Ventrone on Saturday.
The Patriots brought OL Thomas Welch back to the practice squad on Thursday and released Nick McDonald.
The Patriots have signed OT Thomas Welch from their practice squad in order to give them more depth up front.
This is the fifth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Minnesota's OL situation.
The Vikings placed rookie CB Chris Cook on injured reserve after he battled knee injuries all season.
The Patriots have announced the signing of seventh-round OT Thomas Welch, although terms were not released.