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Patriots making moves

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  September 4, 2011 02:53 PM

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The Patriots released long snapper James Dearth and offensive lineman Steve Maneri today and officially announced the signing of offensive guard Brian Waters.

The Patriots also have claimed long snapper Danny Aiken, who was cut by the Buffalo Bills.

You may have read about Waters in an earlier post. He played 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

Aiken played at Virginia and is in his rookie season. He is 6-4 and 250 pounds.

Maneri was on the Patriots practice squad most of last season after he was claimed by the Patriots from the Houston Texans.

The Patriots originally signed Dearth last week as a replacement to Matt Katula, who was before the final preseason game.

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