The Patriots made a minor move at wide receiver on Wednesday, signing first-year player Greg Orton and waiving rookie Tyler McDonald.
Orton spent time on the Patriots' practice squad last year after signing Dec. 31, 2013. In practice leading up to the AFC Championship Game, the 6-foot-3, 199-pound target played the role of Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas on the scout team. Orton, 28, had been released on May 22.
He will wear No. 16.
The 6-3, 190-pound McDonald, of South Carolina State, had just joined the Patriots on July 18.
Patriots projected training camp WR depth chart
Aaron Dobson (active/PUP)
Jeremy Gallon (active/PUP)
(special teams captain Matthew Slater, who is on active/PUP, also takes positional reps here)