Patriots dump Austin Collie, pick up LaQuan Williams and Cierre Wood

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The New England Patriots released wide receiver Austin Collie on Tuesday while adding LaQuan Williams to their roster. The Patriots also signed former Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood to their practice squad.

Collie tweaked his knee in the Patriots win on Sunday but had been largely unnoticed in the Patriots gameplans. Colline caught just three passes during his four games with the Patriots. The knee concerns are the latest ailment to hit the fragile body of Collie.

To fill Collie’s spot on the roster the Patriots added LaQuan Williams. Williams figurs to contribute mostly on special teams at this point.

Running back Cierre Wood was signed to the Patriots practice squad. Wood was waved by the Texans a few weeks ago for reportedly smoking marijuana in a hotel room but Wood contests that claim and has passed a drug test. Expect the Patriots to find a way to utilize him.