The Patriots waived injured rookie wide receiver T.J. Moe and offensive lineman Tyronne Green on Friday, according CSNNE Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran.
Moe, an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, received the largest contract of any of New England's undrafted signees following the 2013 NFL Draft. If he passes through waivers, the Patriots will be able to retain him and place him on injured reserve. Green, who was a fourth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chargers, was initially signed by the Patriots on May 13.
After losing Wes Welker in free agency, the Patriots have brought in multiple rookies at wide receiver to add depth. In addition to drafting Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce in the second and fourth rounds respectively, the Patriots put a priority on Moe in undrafted free agency. Moe was the top performer among wide receivers in the bench press and the three-cone drill and caught 188 passes during his career at Missouri, including a 92-catch sophomore season with Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert throwing him the ball.
Curran expects Moe to land on the Patriots injured reserve once he passes through waivers.