Grissom started the season with the Patriots, who drafted him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old suited up in four games this year, making just one tackle in a majority special-teams role. Grissom was brought in for depth since starting defensive ends Jabaal Sheard and Tyquan Lewis are both battling knee injuries.
The Patriots released Grissom on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Grissom -- along with Cole Croston -- was released to make room for Obi Melifonwu and Albert McClellan on the 53-man roster. Grissom appeared in four games for the Patriots this season, totaling just one tackle.
Grissom (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Grissom was listed as questionable after being a limited practice participant this week but is apparently set to go Sunday night. The 26-year-old should assume his usual special-teams heavy role against Green Bay.
Grissom (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Grissom has been limited in practice all week due to the lingering ankle injury which has caused him to miss four consecutive games. Mostly a special teams asset, Grissom is unlikely to see many defensive snaps even if he's able to suit up for Sunday's matchup against Green Bay.
Grissom (ankle) is ruled out for Monday's game against the Bills.
Grissom will miss his fourth game in a row due to a lingering ankle injury. The fourth-year pro's absence is unlikely to have a large impact on New England's defense, considering that Grissom has played the majority of his snaps on special teams.
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|2016||New England Patriots||11||5||2.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||8||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||4||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|