Midweek transactions: Barrett to IR

The Patriots made a few moves to fill out the bottom of the roster following the release of Albert Haynesworth.

The team cut Dan Gronkowski and released Thomas Welch from the practice squad and signed receiver Tiquan Underwood.

Underwood spent a short stint with the team in the preseason, but did not make the final roster. He could see playing time as a deep threat depending on the health of Taylor Price.

The team also signed special teamer Niko Koutouvides on Wednesday.

Josh Barrett, who drew four starts this year, was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury and will be replaced by Sterling Moore who was on the practice squad.