Ricky Jean Francois’ stay in New England was brief.

The Patriots on Saturday waived the veteran defensive tackle and promoted wide receiver/return man Bernard Reedy from the practice squad, according to the NFL transaction wire. They also signed defensive tackle Marcus Hardison to fill one of two open practice squad spots.

Jean Francois played just 40 defensive snaps in three games with New England, including only four in last Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins. He began this season with the Green Bay Packers before being released last month.