The Patriots made a couple of low profile moves Friday night.
New England cut bait with fullback Spencer Larsen and placed offensive tackle Kyle Hix on waivers.
Larsen, valued primarily as a special teamer and lead-blocker for the ground game, suffered an injury against Tampa Bay in the third preseason game. He was placed on the injured reserve list August 27.
Hix couldn't stay healthy, either. Signed as a rookie free agent in 2011, he spent the entire season on IR because of a bad shoulder. He was waived/injured August 20 of 2012 only to clear waivers and sit on IR for another year.