Patriots busy in identifying 53

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The New England Patriots made a slew of roster moves Saturday. They pulled off two trades involving tight ends, put three players on injured reserve and waived 10 others.

New England acquired tight end Michael Matthews from the New York Giants for an undisclosed draft choice and dealt tight end David Thomas to the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed pick.

The following players were put on IR:

These players were released: