Patriots waive OT Maneri

The Patriots announced today that rookie offensive tackle Steve Maneri was waived. Maneri had been claimed on waivers from the Houston Texans at the final roster cut-down.

Maneri, who went undrafted out of Temple this year, was viewed as a developmental prospect along the line after the team waived 2010 draft choices Ted Larsen (sixth round) and Thomas Welch (seventh round). He was inactive for the first three games of the season.

Now the team has little to show from its draft/rookie moves along the offensive line in 2010, unless Maneri clears waivers and returns to the practice squad.