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Patriots announce 14 moves, including placing Adrian Wilson on IR

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  August 31, 2013 06:26 PM

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The Patriots have announced a series of roster moves, some that had already been reported, and others that had not, and currently have a roster of 51 players, two below the NFL limit of 53.

One surprise move: veteran safety Adrian Wilson was placed on injured reserve. Wilson played into the second half of Thursday night's game against the Giants and he was believed to be on the roster bubble. It is not known at this time if Wilson is on season-ending injured reserve or if he will be the Patriots' "designated to return" injured player.

The full list of players released, by alphabetical order (* - indicates rookie):

DL Jermaine Cunningham
LB Ja'Garad Davis*
S Kanorris Davis*
DL Marcus Forston
DL Justin Francis
DB Justin Green*
OL Chris McDonald*
P Zoltan Mesko
DB Stephon Morris*
WR Quentin Sims*
QB Tim Tebow
LB Jeff Tarpinian
RB George Winn*

Of those players, all of the rookies plus Forston and Tarpinian have practice-squad eligibility. Teams can begin making waiver claims at noon on Sunday.

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