NE's TE Dave Thomas and NT Mike Wright out

The New England Patriots signed linebacker Corey Mays and defensive lineman Santonio Thomas to the active roster today.

Terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Mays and Thomas had been signed to the Patriots' practice squad on Sept. 3. Additionally, the Patriots announced that cornerback Asante Samuel's roster exemption has been lifted and also released cornerback Tory James and tight end Marcellus Rivers. The Patriots also announced the change of status of three players on their injury report to out; safety Rashad Baker, tight end David Thomas and defensive lineman Mike Wright.

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