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Patriots claim Steve Maneri from Houston

ESPN Boston.com’s Mike Reiss is reporting that the New England Patriots have claimed offensive tackle Steve Maneri off waviers from the Houston Texans, according to his agent Ed Wasielewski’s Twitter.

Maneri (6-7, 290) is a rookie out of Temple who played tight end in college. NFL teams had been interested in him as a tight end and tackle in the pre-draft process.

After going undrafted, Maneri elected to sign with the Texans because he wanted to play tackle. He lined up primarily at left tackle in the preseason.

This marks the second straight year that the Patriots have gone the waiver route to claim a tackle, as Mark LeVoir was claimed from the Rams in 2009. In claiming Maneri, the Patriots will have to make a corresponding roster move to stay within the NFL’s 53-man roster limits.


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