BY NICK ST. DENIS
On the same day the New York Jets signed three arena-league players who will likely serve only as practice dummies, the New England Patriots cut ties with two non-contributors. (photo: Jeffrey Beall, Flickr)
According to the NFL's daily transaction release, the Patriots terminated fullback Spencer Larsen's contract and waived offensive lineman Kyle Hix. Both players spent last season on injured reserve.
Larsen signed on with New England last March after spending four years in various roles with the Denver Broncos. The former sixth-round draft pick never made it past August last year due to a knee ailment. That, plus the fact that the Patriots' offense isn't fullback-friendly made him expendable.
Shoulder injuries kept Hix off the field the last two years.
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