The New England Patriots announced two roster moves on Monday morning, re-signing tight end Justin Jones and releasing long snapper Tyler Ott.
Ott's release doesn't come as a surprise. He was considered the underdog in the long snapper battle to incumbent Danny Aiken, and his missed assignment led to a blocked punt in Friday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Aiken doesn't have the perfect record of Lonnie Paxton, but it appears he will hold down the job of patriots' long snapper yet again in 2014.
Justin Jones was released by the Patriots following an underwhelming preseason debut against the Redskins. However, his return is very welcome, as the only healthy tight end the Patriots had against the Eagles was offensive tackle turned tight end Steve Maneri.
Jones has tremendous size and a fair deal of athletic ability, but his play in training camp has been a bit inconsistent and he has looked a bit stiff at times. However, he's still an intriguing prospect and could be worth developing on the practice squad.