One re-signed and four released by New England Patriots before free agency

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The New England Patriots have had a busy day as they prepare for the start of free agency tomorrow by releasing four players and re-signing Tight-end Michael Hoomanawanui.

Hoomanawanui was scheduled to hit free agency tomorrow but todays reports claim he will be staying in New England.

Having started 10 of the 13 games he played in for the Patriots last year, Hoomanawanui has been good cover for the injury plagued Rob Gronkowski.

On a day that coach Bill Belichick secured cover for his superstar Tight-end, it was also announced that four players have been cut by the AFC East franchise.

DL Cory Grissom, RB Sam McGuffie, WR T.J Moe and LB Taylor Reed have all been released by the Patriots.

Grissom and Moe were both placed on injured reserve last season by the Patriots after suffering long term injuries that can now be seen as career ending knocks, as far as New England can be concerned.

Reed and McGuffie were both signed to the practice squad in December 2013 having both spent time with other franchises, and will now need to hope they are picked up by new ones in order to keep their NFL careers alive.

With the start of free agency tomorrow, many names are being linked with moves to and from Foxborough including current New England Quarterback Ryan Mallett and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback Darrelle Revis.

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