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Patriots waive Forston, Green, will add TE Williams

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  November 26, 2013 05:26 PM

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The Patriots made a series of minor roster moves Tuesday, waiving defensive tackle Marcus Forston and defensive back Justin Green, and losing defensive lineman A.J. Francis from the practice squad after he was signed to Miami’s active roster.

The Patriots also will be adding tight end D.J. Williams, according to a league source. Williams was a free agent after brief stints with the Packers and Jaguars this season.

Forston had been on the Patriots’ practice squad for the first five games, then was promoted to the 53-man roster and played sparingly in three games (three tackles). He had been inactive the past three games. Green had been on the practice squad all season, but was called up from the practice squad for the Broncos game, and played eight snaps. Francis, an undrafted rookie out of Maryland, was with Miami in training camp before being released by the Dolphins and claimed off waivers by the Patriots Sept. 1. He did not appear in any games for the Patriots.

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