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You really miss a lot when you go away for a couple days, especially on a holiday weekend.

The Patriots made a slew of roster moves over the holiday weekend in preparation for the season opener on Thursday. They trimmed the roster down to 53 players and made a few trades to bolster the special teams unit. Here is everything from the weekend aside from the Jacoby Brissett trade.

1. Brandon Bolden was cut, but re-signed a day later. He will be on the 53-man roster heading into Thursday night. 

2. To open a spot for Bolden, the Patriots placed Shea McClellin on IR. They can bring McClellin back if he's healthy enough to play. 

3. New England made a few moves with the Seattle Seahawks - cornerback Justin Coleman was traded for 2018 seventh round draft pick. In a separate move, the Pats sent a fifth and seventh rounder to the Seahawks for defensive end Cassius Marsh. 

4. Angelo Blackson, a former Tennessee Titan, was signed to the practice squad. The Pats also released Woodrow Hamilton and Corey Vereen. 

5. The team traded a 2019 sixth round pick for Detroit Lions cornerback John Bademosi. 

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Jesse Gaunce 9/05/2017 02:47:00 PM Edit
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