Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots released veteran offensive lineman Russell Bodine, the team announced Friday.
The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman James Ferentz to the 53-man roster in a corresponding move, according to the team. New England released Ferentz on Aug. 31.
Bodine's release comes one week after the Patriots acquired him in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. The team sent a sixth-round draft pick to acquire the veteran center.
The Patriots originally traded for Bodine after starting center David Andrews was placed on season-ending injured reserve with blood clots in his lungs.
Bodine, who has 74 career NFL starts, was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.9 million this season.
Ted Karras is expected to start at center in the Patriots' Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Karras, a 2016 sixth-round draft pick, has five career starts.