The Patriots have a well-earned reputation for trying to stock the roster with talented tight ends, and they’ve made a few more moves on that front this morning.
Two tight ends, Justin Jones and Asa Watson, have been waived. Three other tight ends, Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri and Terrence Miller, have been signed. The Patriots also cut running back Stephen Houston. The moves were first reported by Field Yates of ESPN.
Watson, an undrafted rookie and the brother of veteran NFL tight end Ben Watson, actually started Thursday’s preseason game, which shows how much depth charts mean this early in the preseason.
Hartsock is a 34-year-old veteran who has spent time with the Colts, Titans, Falcons, Jets and Panthers. Maneri will be going into his second stint with the Patriots and has also spent time with the Texans, Chiefs and Bears. Miller is an undrafted rookie out of Arizona.