Patriots Waive Four Players, Reportedly Re-Sign Hoomanawanui

NFL Free Agency starts Tuesday at 4:00 pm.  Reports say the Patriots have re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui to a two year deal.

The Pats officially waived four players.  Here is the news release…

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England
Patriots released DL Cory Grissom, RB Sam McGuffie, WR TJ Moe and LB Taylor Reed today.

   
Grissom, 23, was originally signed by New England as a rookie
free agent on May 3, 2013, out of South Florida. The 6-foot-2,
316-pounder spent the 2013 season on injured reserve after suffering an
ankle injury during the preseason. Grissom started the
final 37 games of his college career and was named second-team All-Big
East as a senior.

   
McGuffie,
24, finished the 2013 season on the New England practice squad
after being signed on Dec. 27. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder was
originally signed by the Oakland Raiders on April 29, 2013, as a rookie
free agent out of Rice. He was released by Oakland on Aug. 26 and signed
by the Arizona Cardinals to the practice squad on
Sept. 3, before being released on Sept. 17. McGuffie began his college
career at Michigan as a running back, seeing action as a true freshman,
before transferring to Rice. After two seasons as a running back at
Rice, he made a successful transition from running
back to slot receiver as a senior in 2012 and finished with 54
receptions for 603 yards and five touchdowns.

     Moe,
22, was originally signed the New England as a rookie free agent on May
3, 2013, out of Missouri. The 6-foot, 200-pounder spent the 2013 season
on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury during spring
workouts. Moe played in 48 games over his four
collegiate seasons at Missouri, totaling 188 receptions for 2,101 yards
and 11 touchdowns.

   
Reed, 22, joined the New England practice squad on Dec. 30. The
5-foot-11, 236-pounder was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a
rookie free agent out of Southern Methodist on May 5, 2013. He was
released by Dallas on Aug. 31 before being signed
to the Cowboys practice squad on Nov. 18. Reed started in 12-of-13
games he played as a senior and led the team with 97 total tackles.