The Patriots released a mix of veterans and rookies Saturday in cutting their roster down to the required 53. The offensive players now gone are wide receivers Jeremy Gallon and Josh Boyce, tight end Steve Maneri, linemen Chris Martin, Jon Halapio and Braxston Cave and running backs Roy Finch and Jonas Gray. Cut from the defensive side are linebackers Taylor McCuller, Ja'Gared Davis and Steve Beauharnais, linemen Eathyn Manumaleuna, L.T. Tuipulotu, Jake Bequette and Jerel Worthy and defensive backs Shamiel Gary, Kanorris Davis and Dax Swanson.
The Patriots have released several players, including former Packers linebacker Jerel Worthy. Also out are running backs Jonas Gray and Roy Finch, defensive linemen Jake Bequette and L.T. Tuipulotu , wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, linebackers Taylor McCuller and Steve Beauharnais and tight end Steve Maneri.
According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson will start training camp on the PUP list as he continues to rehab from March foot surgery. Also on the list are defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), special teams standout Matthew Slater and receiver Jeremy Gallon. In addition, first-round defensive lineman Dominique Easley will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered at Florida last season. Joining him on that list are running back Roy Finch, linebacker Deontae Skinner and offensive tackle Chris Martin.
The Patriots have signed seven of their nine draft picks. Under contract are Florida State center Bryan Stork, Florida guard Jon Halapio, Georgia Tech cornerback Jemea Thomas, Stanford offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, Wisconsin running back James White, Concordia defensive end Zach Moore and Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon. First-round pick Dominique Easley, a defensive tackle out of Florida, and second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback from Eastern Illinois, remain unsigned.
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