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Patriots reportedly waive former practice-squad promotions Stephen Anderson, Ufomba Kamalu

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Stephen Anderson and Ufomba Kamalu finished 2018 on the active roster.

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The New England Patriots are waiving tight end Stephen Anderson and defensive lineman Ufomba Kamalu, NESN’s Doug Kyed reported Saturday leading up to the 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Both Anderson and Kamalu finished January’s playoff run on New England’s 53-man roster.

Anderson originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of California in 2016, and caught 36 passes for 435 yards with two touchdowns as a member of the Houston Texans through 2017. New England signed the 26-year-old hybrid receiver to the practice squad last September, and Anderson remained there until fellow tight end Jacob Hollister’s placement on injured reserve led to a postseason promotion.

Kamalu, who also signed with the Texans as an undrafted rookie in 2016, joined New England’s practice squad last November. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Miami product, with experience working at defensive end and defensive tackle, was elevated to the active roster to appear in the final two games of New England’s 2018 regular season.

Both Anderson and Kamalu were among the team’s playoff inactives.