Dan Skipper to New England . . .

. . . practice squad (per twitter).

This move had Bielema’s fingerprints all over it, IMO. Hope it works out well for Dan.

I think this is Skipper’s third or fourth team as a practice squad member. I think he actually played in a game or two for Detroit a couple of years ago when the Lions had a lot of injuries.

The Patriots have had some luck turning big, stiff guys like Nate Solder into legit NFL linemen, so perhaps Dan will work his way onto the active roster next year.

They also turned an Olympic wrestler into an all pro lineman.