The Patriots on Friday released tight end Robbie Agnone and quarterback Jeff Rowe. Both were long shots to make roster.
One corresponding move was the claiming of quarterback Mike Teel off waivers from the Seahawks.
"Mike is looking forward to the opportunity to compete with the Patriots," said Neil Schwartz, Teel's agent. Teel had tipped off reporters by posting the following to his Twitter account: "Hello New England."
Teel, who played at Rutgers, was waived by the Seahawks on Thursday when Seattle signed veteran J.P. Losman. Teel was drafted by the Seahawks in the sixth round last year, but with the team undergoing a regime change and looking for more mobility at quarterback, there were questions as to how Teel might fit.
The 6-foot-3, 230 pound Teel is headed to town and is expected to be with the team for the start of organized team activities on Monday.
Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter.