FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots claimed defensive back Troy Hill off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday and signed wide receiver Chris Harper to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
The Patriots also released tight end Asante Cleveland and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson.
Hill signed with Cincinnati as a rookie free agent out of Oregon in May. He was signed to the 53-man roster Dec. 5 and had six tackles in three games before being released Thursday.
Harper signed with New England as a rookie free agent out of California in May. He has rotated between the practice squad and the 53-man roster, seeing action in three games.
The Patriots are at the New York Jets on Sunday.