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New England Patriots Roster Cuts 2011: Pats Release OT Maneri, LS Dearth; Claim LS Aiken

Following a big day for roster cuts, the New England Patriots have announced two more roster cuts on Sunday. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the Patriots have released offensive tackle Steve Maneri and long snapper James Dearth.

Maneri’s release comes in direct response to the signing of pro bowl guard Brian Waters, who agreed to terms with New England early Sunday morning. Maneri was likely to have backed up right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, had he stayed on the team.

James Dearth joins Matt Katula as long snappers that Patriots have used during the preseason. Dearth was signed a few weeks ago after spending his entire career as the long snapper for the New York Jets. The release of Dearth tells us that Bill Belichick has not seen enough out of the long snapper to promise him a roster spot. The team announced they claimed former Buffalo Bills LS Danny Aiken to take Dearth’s spot on the roster.

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