Patriots release rookie WR Moe, OL Green

The Patriots have announced the release of rookie free agent receiver T.J. Moe as well as veteran offensive lineman Tyronne Green.

A Missouri product, Moe was a priority free agent signing for New England. Yahoo! reported that he received an $8,000 signing bonus as well as $22,000 in guaranteed base salary for the 2013 season.

Moe, like Danny Amendola, has drawn comparisons to Wes Welker. During rookie mini-camp, he called it an honor to be compared to Welker, and said his goal was to show the coaching staff that he was more into football than any other player.

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The Patriots used the waived/injured designation on Moe, so if he clears waivers, he could revert to the team’s injured reserve and in essence get a redshirt year.

Green, who started 13 games at left guard for the Chargers last season, was signed on May 13. He was a fourth-round pick out of Auburn in 2009.

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