Greg Salas #87 of the St. Louis Rams runs for yards after the catch against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The New England Patriots weren’t done with their roster when they submitted their mandatory cutdowns to get to the league roster limit on Friday night.  Saturday, they traded a late round pick in 2015 to the St. Louis Rams for WR Greg Salas.

Salas, a former fourth round pick of St. Louis in 2011 out of the University of Hawaii, played in six games last season for the Rams under current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.  He had 27 catches for 264 yards but also fumbled 3 times.

Salas, who is 6’1”, 209 lbs., was a three-year starter for the Warriors.

The team also made a waiver claim getting former Boston College center Matt Tennant from New Orleans.  Tennant, a 2010 5th draft pick, has played in 28 games (no starts) for the Saints over the last two seasons.

To make some room on the roster the team announced they released LB Bobby Carpenter, which surprised many.  Carpenter was added for depth because he can play all three linebacking positions and was thought to have solidified a spot among Top 5 linebackers on the team because of this versatility.

The Patriots also announced their practice squad on Saturday.  The eight members are:

  • WR Sam Kirkland, who was released by Washington
  • G Thomas Austin, former Patriots practice squad player, released by Houston
  • RB Eric Kettani
  • T Matt Kopa
  • TE Alex Silvestro
  • LB Jeff Tarpinian
  • DB Malcolm Williams
  • RB James Develin, who was released by Cincinnati

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