The Patriots released FB Spencer Larsen and OT Kyle Hix on Friday. Both spent all of last season on injured reserve.
Larsen, 28, was signed as a free agent last offseason after playing for Josh McDaniels in Denver. He was placed on IR with a knee injury on Aug. 27.
Hix, listed at 6-7, 315 pounds, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent in 2011, but spent both the 2011 and '12 seasons on injured reserve.
As a player with two years experience, Hix is subject to the waiver system.