According to The Boston Globe, the Patriots signed former Dolphins running back Lex Hilliard and cut former Boston College offensive lineman Matt Tennant.
Hilliard, a sixth-round pick of the Dolphins, has 39 carries in his career, all for Miami. He has rushed for a total of 130 yards with two touchdowns. Hilliard signed with the Vikings in March but was released.
Tennant's stint with the Pats was short, as he was claimed off waivers from the Saints on Saturday. The center was drafted by New Orleans in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.