FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots have acquired WR Greg Salas from the St. Louis Rams, as first reported by report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Patriots traded away a late round 2015 draft pick in exchange for the second-year pro.
Salas, who is 24 years old, played under current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels last year.
Salas had 27 receptions for 264 yards in six games before a broken fibula sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Many expected the Patriots to make some type of move for a wide receiver after they cut Deion Branch and Donte Stallworth.
The Patriots also claimed OL Matt Tennant off waivers from New Orleans and released veteran LB Bobby Carpenter.
Tennant, 25, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder was drafted by the Saints in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Boston College. He has played in 28 NFL games as the Saints primary backup at center and guard. Last season, he played in 12 regular season games and both postseason games. Tennant was released by the Saints on Aug. 31, 2012.
In addition, the Patriots announced today the signing of seven players to the practice squad: OL Thomas Austin, FB Eric Kettani, WR Sam Kirkland, OL Matt Kopa, TE Alex Silvestro, LB Jeff Tarpinian and DB Malcolm Williams.