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Patriots make several roster moves for additions of Obi Melifonwu, Albert McClellan

Ryan Hannable
November 06, 2018 - 4:49 pm

As expected, the Patriots made a few roster moves Tuesday.

The team cut defensive end Geneo Grissom and offensive lineman Cole Croston to make room for safety Obi Melifonwu and linebacker Albert McClellan. It was reported Monday both Melifonwu and McClellan would be signing.

Grissom is a core special teams player, but so is McClellan who was cut by the Ravens last week. He's been on and off the Patriots active roster and practice squad for the last several years, so it would not be a surprise if he returned at some point.

Croston, a 2017 undrafted rookie, was kept on the active roster all of last season despite minimal playing time. With James Ferentz being added to the active roster last Saturday as depth with Shaq Mason injured, an offensive lineman needed to be let go and it was Croston. Like Grissom, if he goes unclaimed it would not be a surprise to see him return.

In addition, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke has been placed on injured reserve and Kenneth Farrow has been released from the practice squad. This means the team now has one open spot on the practice squad and active roster.

The Patriots will practice for the first time this week on Wednesday.

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