On Friday, Patrick Chung's retirement became official and the Patriots wasted no time filling his spot on the roster.
New England signed tight end David Wells, who spent a week on the practice squad last November.
The 26-year-old joined the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2018 and has spent time on the Cowboys' and Chiefs' practice squads. He's yet to play in a NFL game.
The Patriots will begin training camp next Wednesday.