Silvestro Will Replace Carter in Patas Lineup

DB
STERLING MOORE AND DE ALEX SILVESTRO SIGNED TO THE 53-MAN
ROSTER;

DB
VINCENT FULLER RELEASED

 

   FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced
today that DB Sterling Moore and DE Alex Silvestro have been signed to the
53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, DB Vincent Fuller has been
released.

   Moore, 21, has spent time
on the practice squad and the 53-man roster for the Patriots this season. He has
played in five games with three starts and registered six total tackles.

   Moore, 5-10, 205 pounds,
originally signed with Oakland as a rookie free agent on July 28 out of Southern
Methodist. After being released by Oakland following training camp, he spent the
first few weeks of the season on the Oakland practice squad and then joined the
New England practice squad on Oct. 5.

   Silvestro, 23,
was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 28. Silvestro, 6-3, 267 pounds, was
signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Rutgers on July 27, 2011
and released on Sept. 3, 2011. He began his career at Rutgers as a linebacker
before moving to defensive end and defensive tackle. As a senior in 2010, he had
56 total tackles, 14.5 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks.

  
Fuller, 29, is in his seventh NFL season after entering the NFL as a
fourth round draft pick (108th overall) of the Tennessee Titans out
of Virginia Tech in 2005. He was signed by the Patriots on Dec. 21. After being
released by Tennessee on Sept.3, 2011, Fuller signed with Detroit on Oct. 6 but
injured his elbow in an Oct. 10 game vs. Chicago and was placed on injured
reserve. He was taken off the injured reserve list when he was released by
Detroit on Dec. 6.

  
Fuller, 6-1, 192 pounds, has played in 76 NFL games with five starts and has
registered 163 total tackles and six interceptions with four of them returned
for touchdowns.

 

 

 

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