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Patriots cut Leon Washington and Marquice Cole


The Patriots were active on the waiver wire Sunday, claiming four players cut by other teams and adding them to their 53-man roster.

Offensive linemen Chris Barker and Braxston Cave and defensive lineman A.J. Francis were reported earlier in the day, leaving the Patriots to confirm those moves in their official announcement of roster moves on Sunday evening. They also announced that linebacker Chris White, who was cut by the Lions after being acquired in a trade with the Bills, will also be joining the team after a successful waiver claim.

The Patriots were at 51 players after their initial cuts, leaving them with two moves to make to clear space for the new arrivals. They announced that cornerback Marquice Cole and running back Leon Washington have been released. Washington got a $360,000 signing bonus for the Patriots, but that wasn’t enough to keep him on the roster. He’ll likely get looks from teams trying to upgrade their kick return output.

New England also signed LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, DB Justin Green, DL Marcus Forston and LB Jeff Tarpinian to their practice squad. All of them had been with the team until the cut to 53 players.

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8 Responses to “Patriots cut Leon Washington and Marquice Cole”
  1. timb12 says: Sep 1, 2013 7:19 PM

    Room for Tebow!

    Not really.

  2. allidoiswin55 says: Sep 1, 2013 7:28 PM

    Seattle should sign him for the min.

  3. EJ says: Sep 1, 2013 8:16 PM

    Great, Chris White gets traded to the Lions, gets cut, and now joins the Patriots, Who we play in week 1? C’mon! Like this has nothing to do with pumping a player for information? It should be illegal for a team to acquire a player that was formally with the team you are about to play. This is how Belichick gets his wins, pumping players for information on their former team. In this case, White will give up everything he has seen during training camp and preseason. Blows.

  4. ironyisadeadscene says: Sep 1, 2013 8:33 PM

    Yeah, that’s why the Bills will lose….cause the Pats picked up Chris White…hahaha

  5. giantssb42champs says: Sep 1, 2013 8:36 PM

    Cole should be cut. How on earth can a Jet reject make the team?

  6. thebigtim2012 says: Sep 1, 2013 8:42 PM

    Every team does that. It was just a few years ago the jets did that to the pats and made them all captains for the game. There are alot of reasons why the bills will lose that ain’t one of them.

  7. 6ball says: Sep 1, 2013 8:46 PM



    If the Bills sign Tebow, things will be even and the game will be pick ’em.


  8. fryeways says: Sep 2, 2013 7:26 AM

    EJ, my friend, the reason the Bills will lose is simple: The Patriots have Tom Brady, and the Bills do not. That’s as much as Chris White can contribute for useful intel.

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