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Patriots Waive OT Chris Barker, Promote WR Chris Harper

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have waived OT Chris Barker and promoted WR Chris Harper from their practice squad.

The Patriots were likely to add a receiver to their active roster after Julian Edelman suffered a broken bone in his foot that is expected to cost him 6-8 weeks.

Barker, 25, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada in May of 2013. However, he was unable to make the final 53-man roster and was placed on waivers at the start of the 2013 season.

New England later claimed him off of waivers and he’s been on and off of the team’s practice squad before getting promoted last week