The Patriots continued to shake up their offensive line group on Tuesday’s off day, releasing offensive lineman Cole Croston and signing undrafted free agent rookie offensive lineman Martez Ivey.
Known more for being on the inactive list throughout his New England tenure, the 26-year-old Croston was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Iowa on May 5, 2017, and made the 53-man roster out of training camp as a rookie and appeared in three regular-season games and the AFC Championship Game.
Croston began the 2018 regular season on the New England practice squad and was added to the 53-man roster on Sept. 15. He appeared in two games as a reserve before being released on Nov. 6. He re-joined the Patriots practice squad on Nov. 8, where he remained for the rest of the season.
Before going undrafted earlier this year, Ivey played in 49 games with 44 starts at both guard and tackle during a four-season at Florida, earning Second Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. The 6-foot-5 Ivey started all 13 games for the Gators last year, too, serving as a critical part of an offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks over the course of the entire season.