The Patriots have released tight ends Justin Jones and Asa Watson in an effort to retool the position group, according to multiple reports.
The Patriots also reportedly released running back Stephen Houston while signing three new tight ends: Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri, and Terrence Miller.
Both Jones and Watson had disappointing efforts in the team's preason opener despite splitting the snaps for the entire game. Neither recorded receptions. Houston, who had a much steeper battle for a roster spot, had a disappointing outing Thursday against Washington as well, fumbling in one of his three carries.