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Reports: Patriots Release WR Austin Collie, Sign 2 Others

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Austin Collie  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  The New England Patriots made a few roster moves on Tuesday as they settled into their bye week, releasing veteran receiver Austin Collie.

Collie played in four games for the Patriots after signing with the team as a free agent last month, hauling in three catches for 34 yards. But the 27-year-old suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and missed the entire second half.

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To take Collie’s roster spot, the Patriots signed wide receiver LaQuan Williams, who last played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. Williams signed with the Ravens in 2011, and has four receptions for 46 yards in his two years in the NFL.

The Patriots also added running back Cierre Wood to the practice squad, who was cut by the Houston Texans two weeks ago. Wood, who was seen on the practice field on Tuesday, ran for nine yards in three games with the Texans this season. Wood went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, but signed with Houston shortly after.

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Tuesday was New England’s only practice of their bye week, and they won’t hit the field again until next Tuesday.

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