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Patriots release Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Richards to make room for Mohamed Sanu, Justin Bethel

The team announced the move Wednesday morning.

The Patriots selected Jordan Richards in the second round of the 2015 draft. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff file

Update, 7:40 a.m. Thursday: The Patriots have not released Eric Tomlinson after all.

The Patriots’ acquisition of wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons is official. The team announced the move Wednesday morning, but the terms of the trade and contract were not released.