The Patriots release LB Josh Hull to make room for RB Tyler Gaffney, who was claimed off of waivers from the Panthers on Monday, per Brian McIntyre.
Hull, 26, was a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams back in 2010. He spent three seasons with the Rams before he was waived in October of last year.
Hull later caught on with the Redskins and would go on to appear in 11 games last season. He totaled 14 tackles last year while contributing mainly on special teams.