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Patriots cut Damione Lewis and others

The Patriots cut defensive lineman Damione Lewis and tight ends Rob Meyer and Carson Butler. Meyer and Butler were presumably kicked out by Gronk and Hernandez, and Lewis was presumably cut for numbers reasons.

There is a chance the Patriots bring Lewis back though. A common thing teams do is release a veteran and then sign him after the first game so they don’t have to guarantee a full season’s salary. That and Bill Belichick was quoted saying “I think he can help us this year” just about 3 weeks ago.

Thanks to Mike Reiss for the quote

Update: The Patriots also waived offensive lineman Eric Ghiaciuc

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Patriots make minor changes to the roster

The Patriots made minor changes today, releasing offensive lineman Brian Simmons and signing recently cut defensive back Terrence Johnson. Both players have/had a long shot of making the roster.

In other news, Rex Ryan is eying the ex-Patriot Adalius Thomas. With Calvin Pace injured, the Jets will need a replacement and Thomas and Ryan have history together up in Baltimore. “I would say that would be a possibility,” Ryan said of Thomas joining the Jets. “I wouldn’t rule that out.” (- from ESPN)

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Other Patriots News From Today

With most of today’s news coming from Tom Brady’s remarks on ‘Hard Knocks’ and how he hates the Jets (All Pats fans should), here is some of the other news coming out of camp today.

Signings:

  • Recently cut safety Ross Ventrone was seen at practice
  • Offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka was acquired from the Falcons for an undisclosed draft pick

Releasing:

  • Defensive back Terrence Johnson was released

Injury Related News:

  • Bill Belichick on Nick Kaczur’s injury “I don’t think he’ll be available in the immediate future, but we’ll see how that goes. I’m not sure exactly how long that will or won’t be …”
  • Outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was not practicing today, but he was on an exercise bike, so that’s a start
  • Leigh Bodden and Gary Guyton were back at practice today
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Torry Holt placed on IR and other news

The Patriots signed recently released wide receiver Buddy Farnham and also signed offensive lineman Brian Simmons. The signings were made possible with the placing of wide receiver Torry Holt on injured reserve and the release of defensive back Ross Ventrone. Holt suffered a knee injury and is scheduled to have surgery this week, according to various sources.

In other news, Ron Brace and Derrick Burgess showed up for practice today. Some notables that were missing were Nick Kaczur and Jermaine Cunningham.

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