The Jets have signed veteran tight end Steve Maneri, who was let go in January by New England. Maneri has had limited opportunities to play with his previous teams. He has just six catches for 52 yards during his career, nearly all of which came with Kansas City in 2012.
The Patriots announced a pair of minor roster moves prior to Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Colts, per the Boston Globe. The team signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, they released tight end Steve Maneri.
The Patriots have deemed the following players as inactive for Saturday's divisional round game against the Ravens: Josh Boyce, Jordan Devey, Zach Moore, Steve Maneri, Cameron Fleming, James White and Jonas Gray. Gray, who 89 carries for 412 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season, is dealing with an ankle injury. Gray was listed as probable throughout the week. The Patriots are 7-point favorites against Baltimore Saturday.
The Patriots have added to their roster quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Steve Maneri, according to the Boston Globe. Gilbert is a rookie who was cut by St. Louis before the regular season. Maneri earned some playing time with Kansas City in 2012 and 2013, as well as Chicago this season.
The Patriots released a mix of veterans and rookies Saturday in cutting their roster down to the required 53. The offensive players now gone are wide receivers Jeremy Gallon and Josh Boyce, tight end Steve Maneri, linemen Chris Martin, Jon Halapio and Braxston Cave and running backs Roy Finch and Jonas Gray. Cut from the defensive side are linebackers Taylor McCuller, Ja'Gared Davis and Steve Beauharnais, linemen Eathyn Manumaleuna, L.T. Tuipulotu, Jake Bequette and Jerel Worthy and defensive backs Shamiel Gary, Kanorris Davis and Dax Swanson.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|12||11/28||New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|3 Year Avg||1||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|