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The New England Patriots put six players on their...

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots put six players on their injured reserve list, waived seven others and reclaimed veteran center Guy Morris just in time to meet their 45-player limit for the start of the 1987 NFL season.

The team said Morris, in his 15th year in the league, had agreed to a new contract just 24 hours after being waived by the Patriots.

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Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Morris replaced defensive back Roland James, who was placed on injured reserve with a bad knee.

Also placed on injured reserve were defensive back Derrick Beasley of Winston Salem with a bad toe, running back Reggie Dupard (hip), running back Elgin Davis (quadricep), defensive end Tom Gibson (hamstring), center Trevor Matich (foot).

The Patriots waived linebacker Steve Doig of the University of New Hampshire, kicker Jim Gallery of Minnesota, linebacker Brian Ingram of Tennessee, tight end Mark Keel of Arizona, nose tackle Dennis Owens of North Carolina State, tight end Willie Scott of South Carolina and linebacker Clayton Weishuhn of Angelo (Texas) State.

Placed on the physically unable to perform list was running back Robert Weathers, with an ankle injury.

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NFL teams had to be at the limit by noon Monday, but the Patriots for the third year delayed announcing their final pre-season roster for 24 hours.

Morris had been waived Monday, but was not claimed by another team within the minimum 24-hour waiting period. The Patriots exercised their option of reclaiming him Tuesday, placing James on the injured list.

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