New England made three changes to its practice squad Tuesday, adding punter Dan Hadenfeldt and defensive lineman Maurice Anderson and waiving defensive end Saul Patu.
Hadenfeldt was in training camp with the Patriots this year. A rookie out of Nebraska, he pushed veteran Lee Johnson and first-year player Brad Costello for the punting job, but was the first of the three to be let go. New England still has no punter on its 53-man roster, making another move this week likely. Costello is not an option right now because he reached an injury settlement with New England at the end of camp and is not eligible to sign with the team until after Week 10.
With defensive end David Nugent being put on the active roster and Patu being released, a second spot on the practice squad was open. It went to Anderson, who was in camp with the Patriots last season. The 6-3, 280-pound inerior lineman spent the entire 2000 season on the New York Jets 53-man roster, but was listed among the inactives each week.