Tyrone McKenzie rejoins Patriots

Updated: September 7, 2010, 2:12 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Inside linebacker Tyrone McKenzie has cleared waivers and will return to the New England Patriots as a member of their practice squad.

A 2009 third-round pick, McKenzie was waived by the team on Sunday to make room for veteran linebacker Tracy White, who is considered a strong special teams player.

Had McKenzie been waived one day earlier, he could have had a greater chance of being claimed by another team. But with most teams setting their 53-man rosters and shifting ...

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