Kettani, Tennant released; Hilliard signed

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Kettani, Tennant released; Hilliard signed

The Patriots continued to tinker with their rosters on Tuesday.

Offensive lineman Matt Tennant was released and running back Lex Hilliard, who worked out with the Patriots on Tuesday, has signed with the team to take Tennant's spot on the roster, according to the Boston Globe.

Tennant had been claimed off of waivers by the Pats over the weekend.

The Patriots also released fullback Eric Kettani off of their practice squad, according to reports. He had been signed onto the practice squad over the weekend after not making the 53-man roster on Friday.

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.