Patriots release FB Larsen, OL Hix

The New England Patriots released fullback Spencer Larsen and waived offensive tackle Kyle Hix on Friday.

Larsen spent all of last season on injured reserve. The versatile fullback, linebacker and special-teamer signed a two-year deal last April. He was set to earn a $750,000 base salary in 2013.

Hix, who attended the University of Texas, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and spent the previous two seasons on injured reserve.