The Patriots released five players Monday. They were WR Josh Boyce, WR Jonathan Krause, TE Jimmay Mundine, DL Joe Vellano and LB Dekoda Watson.
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced. Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards. The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.
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 signed offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive lineman Joe Vellano to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the squad.
The Patriots announced Monday they reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, who both had their roster exemptions lifted after serving four-game suspensions to begin the season. To clear two roster spots, the Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano and placed defensive lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.