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Brace to IR, Washington Released

Today, the Patriots announced two roster moves.

First, and as expected, the Patriots officially place defensive lineman Ron Brace on injured reserve with an elbow injury.  The move brings the Patriots down to 53 players and allows for the return of inside linebacker Brandon Spikes from his four game suspension.

Second, the Patriots released former University of Alabama defensive end Lorenzo Washington from the practice squad.  Hopefully, this means that more bodies are becoming healthy along the defensive line, where the Patriots have really been banged up the last couple of months.  There's no word yet on how the Patriots plan to use the vacant practice squad spot.