The Pats traded tight end David Thomas to the Saints for a 7th round pick. I had always had high hopes for him. He was drafted by the Patriots in the 3rd round of the '06 draft, but injuries hurt his career in Foxborough.
The Patriots also cut tight end Alex Smith after using a 5th round pick to acquire him.
Shawn Crable was placed on injured reserve, ending his 2009 season before it started.
Backup offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan was also let go.
And just today, the Patriots released Greg Lewis.