The New England Patriots made several roster transactions on Saturday to trim their roster to the league mandated 53-man limit.
The Pats released 15 players today, placed three players on the reserve physically unable to perform list, one player on the reserve non-football injury List and one on injured reserve.
The following is a list of the players who were released by the Patritots on Saturday:
Brandon Meriweather, Sammy Morris, Brandon Tate,¬†Tiquan Underwood, Niko Koutouvides, Landon Cohen,¬†Alex Silvestro, Markell Carter, Aaron Lavarias, Eric Moore,¬†Eric Kettani,¬†Thomas Austin,¬†Lee Smith,¬†Will Yeatman and¬†Ross Ventrone.
In other moves, defensive linemen¬†Ron Brace (elbow) and¬†Brandon Deaderick (shoulder) will join Kevin Faulk on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) to start the season, while offensive lineman¬†Rich Ohrnberger was placed on injured reserve after suffering an apparent concussion against the Giants.
Now that the roster is trimmed down to the NFL mandatory 53-man limit, here is a positional breakdown of the Patriots roster as it stands now. –
QB – Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett (3)
RB – BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley (4)
WR – Chad Ochocinco, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Taylor Price, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater (6)
TE – Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez (2)
OL – Matt Light, Sebastian Vollmer, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Nate Solder, Steve Maneri (8)
DE – Andre Carter, Shaun Ellis, Mike Wright, Mark Anderson, Jermaine Cunningham (5)
DT – Vince Wilfork, Albert Haynesworth, Kyle Love, Myron Pryor, Gerard Warren (5)
LB – Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Rob Ninkovich, Dane Fletcher, Gary Guyton, Jeff Tarpinian, Tracy White (7)
CB – Devin McCourty, Leigh Bodden, Ras-I Dowling, Kyle Arrington, Darius Butler, Antwaun Molden (6)
S – Patrick Chung, Sergio Brown, Josh Barrett, James Ihedigbo (4)
Specialists – Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko, James Dearth (3)
I fully expect more moves to be made over the next couple of days. With all 32 NFL teams shuffling their respective rosters, there might be a player or two that Bill Belichick and their coaching staff have their eyes on. I will be sure to post updates and if you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow me:¬†@PatriotsHaven!
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