The New England Patriots have reportedly released safety Brandon Meriweather.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed a Pro Football Talk report that the Patriots released the fifth-year pro bowler¬†out of Miami. The Pats reportedly tried to trade Meriweather but were unsuccessful.

Even though I am not a fan of Meriweather, I am surprised the team decided to cut him. I would have been less surprised if they had not released veteran James Sanders on Monday.

With this move, the Patriots went from having safety as their deepest position on the roster a few days ago, to having a very shallow talent pool. In my opinion they will need to bring someone else into the mix. Perhaps veteran Darren Sharper who visited with the team a few weeks ago.

Also, the team has cut Brandon Tate. I will post all roster cuts later today. For Patriots news instantly, follow me on Twitter: @PatriotsHaven!