The New England Patriots waived undrafted rookie T.J. Moe today after the former Missouri receiver suffered a season-ending torn Achilles’ tendon, according to a league source.
Moe will undergo surgery next week in Columbia. He was not available to comment.
Moe went undrafted in April after catching 188 passes for 2,101 yards as a three-year starter for the Tigers. The former all-state quarterback at Fort Zumwalt West had free-agent offers from multiple teams, including the Rams, and agreed to the richest contract among the Patriots’ undrafted rookies, which reportedly included an $8,000 signing bonus and a guaranteed base salary of $22,000.
The Patriots did not disclose the reason for Moe’s release. (Dave Matter)
Grehan, Beisiegel qualify • Megan Grehan of Franklin, Tenn., birdied the first playoff hole and Izzy Beisiegel of Broken Arrow, Okla., birdied the third at Algonquin Golf Club to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open June 27-30.
A four-player playoff was held Friday morning after 36 holes of qualifying was halted by darkness the previous night. Emma Jandel (Dayton, Ohio) and Amy Meier (Rochester Hills, Mich.) are alternates.
Allegations at Naval Academy • The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three football team members sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago, a Pentagon spokesman said, and a lawyer for the woman says she was “ostracized” on campus after she made the report.
No international draft • Major League Baseball has abandoned its attempt to start an international draft of amateur players next year, probably pushing the matter back to collective bargaining for the labor contract that will start in 2017.
Big 12 revenue record • Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said that the league’s 10 schools will share a record $198 million for the 2012-13 school year, an amount expected to increase significantly in the future.
Lattimore signs • Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, who is recovering from a serious knee injury, signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Espinoza hits milestone • Jockey Victor Espinoza has earned his 3,000th career victory aboard Flashy Delight in the fourth race at Betfair Hollywood Park. They crossed the finish line 8 lengths in front.
Blaylock on life support • Former NBA All-Star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was on life support after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, fatally injuring a passenger in the van.
Rodriguez ticketed for DUI • Illinois State Police say Chicago Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez has been ticketed for driving under the influence, speeding and improper lane usage.
GW forward to Memphis • Former George Washington forward David Pellom is transferring to Memphis for his final year of eligibility, Memphis coach Josh Pastner announced. Pellom will enroll for the first summer session, which starts Monday.
Kansas hires Howard • Kansas coach Bill Self hired former Illinois assistant coach Jerrance Howard to be an assistant, plucking a top recruiter from Larry Brown’s staff at SMU.