Pats release OL Mattes from IR list

August, 24, 2013
8/24/13
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The Patriots released offensive lineman R.J. Mattes from the injured reserve list on Saturday.

Mattes, originally a college free agent out of North Carolina State, had two tenures with the Patriots.

He injured his ankle in the team's second preseason game, leading to him landing on the injured reserve list.

The Patriots will need to trim their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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