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Former Patriots players finding work quickly

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  September 4, 2011 02:00 PM

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NFL teams flooded the market yesterday as teams cut players to meet the league's 53-man roster limit.

But teams have been just as busy today claiming players off of waivers, signing others and making more cuts to accommodate the additions. A few former Patriots players have found themselves in the mix, while the Patriots also continue to make moves.

S Brandon Meriweather has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to the Chicago Tribune.

WR Brandon Tate has landed with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ProFootbalTalk.com.

TE Lee Smith, rookie, has been claimed off of waivers by the Buffalo Bills, the Bills announced.

TE Will Yeatman, rookie, has been claimed off of waivers by the Miami Dolphins.

OL Thomas Austin, has landed with Houston and DL Landon Cohen has been picked up by Seattle, according to ESPNBoston.com

News, analysis and commentary from Boston.com's staff writers and contributors, including Zuri Berry and Erik Frenz.

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