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Patriots release four players

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  March 10, 2014 05:21 PM

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The Patriots announced they have released four players: defensive lineman Cory Grissom, running back Sam McGuffie, wide receiver T.J. Moe, and linebacker Taylor Reed.

All of them, going into their second year in the NFL, went undrafted last season.

Grissom and Moe were rookie free agent pickups by the Patriots. McGuffie, 24, finished the 2013 season on the Patriots practice squad after spending time with the Oakland Raiders. Reed spent part of the 2013 season with the Dallas Cowboys before finding his way to New England.

In addition, Patriots running back Quentin Hines and offensive tackle Elvis Fisher failed physicals, according to the NFL's transaction wire, and were waived.

Offensive tackle Brice Schwab was also listed among the team's waived players on the transaction wire.

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