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Patriots make roster moves, including release of Moore

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  October 31, 2012 06:33 PM

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The Patriots have announced several roster moves:

DB Sterling Moore, one of the heroes of the AFC Championship game last January, has been released. An undrafted rookie out of SMU last year, Moore made his first-ever career start, at safety, last year on the road against the Jets. He has been listed on the injury report with a knee injury for much of the season but has still been playing.

To fill the spots that opened by the release of Moore and Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, New England brought back two players who have been here before: LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Rivera spent much of 2011 on New England's practice squad and was also with the team in training camp.

Martin, a veteran who has played for the Ravens, Packers and Giants, was with the Patriots in training camp but was among the final cuts on Aug. 31.

The team also released tight end Alex Silvestro from the practice squad.

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