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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Patriots waive two players

By Mike Rodak

The Patriots made two minor roster moves on Saturday, waiving cornerback Thad Turner and waiving/injured offensive lineman Kyle Hix. Both players were considered longshots to make the 53-man roster.

Turner was signed to the Patriots' practice squad on November 9, 2010 after signing with the Colts as an undrafted free agent the previous spring. He was re-signed to a future contract on January 17.

An undrafted free agent out of Texas, Hix had missed the past five training camp practices with an undisclosed injury. By being waived/injured, Hix will be placed on the Patriots' injured reserve list if he is not first claimed by another team off waivers.

The Patriots' roster now stands at 88 players, two shy of the 90-player maximum.