The face-paced offseason continued for the New England Patriots Tuesday, as they officially inked second-round selection, Illinois defensive back Tavon Hill, to a deal and then released quarterback Mike Hartline. The move to release Hartline bring the Patriots roster size to 88 players. New England is allowed 90 during the offseason.
On Friday, the details of the deal with Hill were reported by Scout.com's Aaron Wilson. The Patriots are expected to use Wilson, who was one of six defensive selection for New England, to help improve one of the worst defenses in the league last season.