The Patriots released rookie free agent receiver T.J. Moe and veteran offensive lineman Tyronne Green.
Moe, a Missouri product, was a priority free agent signing for the Patriots. Yahoo! Sports reported he received an $8,000 signing bonus as well as $22,000 in guaranteed base salary for the 2013 season.
Moe, like Danny Amendola, has drawn comparisons to former Patriots receiver Wes Welker. During rookie minicamp, he called it an honor to be compared with Welker and said his goal was to show the coaching staff he was more into football than any other player.
The Patriots used the waived/injured designation, so if Moe clears waivers, he could revert to the team’s injured reserve, and in essence get a redshirt year.
Green, who started 13 games for the Chargers last season, was signed May 13. He was a fourth-round pick out of Auburn in 2009.
Tom Brady chatted with reporters during halftime of a touch football game at Harvard that serves as the opening event of his annual Best Buddies Hyannis Port challenge. As usual, he received a great deal of support from current and former teammates, including Vince Wilfork, Zoltan Mesko, Ryan Mallett, Ryan Wendell, Jerod Mayo, Dan Koppen, and Joe Andruzzi. Amendola, one of his new receivers, was also a participant. , and Julian Edelman was on the sideline with his injured right foot protected by a walking boot. Of Amendola, Brady said“He comes in and he works really hard,’’ Brady said. “He wants to do everything right. We’re having fun together.” Brady asked about the health of Rob Gronkowski — the tight end underwent a fourth arm . . . Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore signed a four-year contract with the 49ers. Lattimore is recovering from a serious knee injury . . . Rams running back Isaiah Pead was suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.