FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots Tuesday released offensive lineman Bob White, filling the vacant roster spot by re- signing center-guard David Douglas.
White, a product of the University of Rhode Island, first signed with the Patriots on March 23 as a Plan B free agent from the Dallas Cowboys.
The Lunenberg, Mass., native was released during the final cut of this year's training camp, but he was re-signed on Oct. 26.
The 6-foot-5, 273-pound White spent two games on the active roster, but was released again Nov. 6. He was re-signed two days later and was activated for last Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although he did not play.
Douglas, 27, first signed with New England on March 17, 1989, as a Plan B free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Douglas also was released during training camp, but re-signed before the season opener.
He appeared in five games for the Patriots this season, three of them as starting center, but was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 25 afer suffering a knee injury at Miami. The Evansville, Tenn., native was released on Nov. 12.