FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have traded offensive lineman Russ Hochstein to the Denver Broncos for an undisclosed draft choice.
The Patriots made two other moves Tuesday, signing rookie linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and releasing safety Tank Williams.
Hochstein, a fifth-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2001, began with New England on the practice squad in 2002 and played in 91 games in the past seven seasons. He sometimes lined up at tight end and blocking back as well as center and guard.
McKenzie, a third-round draft choice from South Florida, is out for the season with a torn ligament in his right knee. Williams missed all last season with a knee injury. He spent his first four seasons with Tennessee and the next two with Minnesota.
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