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Patriots release rookie WR Moe, OL Green

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  May 31, 2013 05:19 PM

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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.

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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