The New England Patriots announced that they claimed four players off waivers, adding third-year LB Chris White off waivers from Detroit, and three rookies, OL Braxston Cave (Cleveland), G Chris Barker (Miami) and DT A.J. Francis (Miami).
The Patriots also announced that DB Marquice Cole and RB Leon Washington have been released.
With those six roster transactions, the Patriots now report 53 players on their active roster.
In addition, the Patriots re-signed LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, DB Justin Green, DL Marcus Forston and LB Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad. All five of those players were released by the team yesterday.
Cole came to the Patriots in 2012 after spending three seasons with the New York Jets while Washington signed as a free agent in March. Washington is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with the New York Jets (2006-09) and the Seattle Seahawks (2010-12).