The Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans, per a league source.

It was a busy day in Foxboro. In addition to the Patriots cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players in accordance with the league-mandated rules, they also worked out a dozen players, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

The Patriots announced the following moves Saturday afternoon. Here’s a portion of the press release on the transactions:

The Patriots released six veteran players: long snapper Danny Aiken, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive lineman Jake Bequette, wide receiver Josh Boyce, tight end Steve Maneri and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.

Running back Roy Finch, defensive back Kanorris Davis and linebacker James Morris have all reportedly been released by the Patriots.

The Patriots released defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna, according to his agent David Canter.

Defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu, fullback/linebacker Taylor McCuller and offensive lineman Braxton Cave have all been released by the Patriots, according to reports.

Tuipulotu, signed as a rookie free agent in May, played in 12 games with 11 starts as a senior at Utah last season and finished with 42 total tackles, 1 ½ sacks, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

The Patriots have released seventh-round pick Jeremy Gallon, according to a league source.

The Patriots have released defensive end Jake Bequette, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, according to Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe.

The Patriots have released running back Jonas Gray, according to a league source, but are hoping to get him through to the practice squad.

The Patriots have released defensive back Daxton Swanson, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.