We’ll use this one post to try to keep you as updated as possible on who is being released by the Patriots…
Aaron Wilson of National Football Post was first to report several cuts: QB Zac Robinson and OLs Rich Ohrnberger, Ted Larsen and Thomas Welch. All but Ohrnberger were late-round draft picks this year; Ohrnberger was picked in the fourth round last year.
There are also reports that veteran special teamer Eric Alexander, receiver Darnell Jenkins and running back Thomas Clayton have been cut.
As for who is safe, expect bubble guys Terrence Wheatley, Tyrone McKenzie and Kyle Arrington to stay with the Pats. Wheatley had a strong camp and should be back from a foot injury suffered against the Rams in the next week or so; Arrington missed the final two preseason games with a groin injury but should be back on the practice field come Monday.
Update 3:44 p.m. – Thomas Clayton has been released and is eligible for the practice squad, according to a league source.
Update 3:56 p.m. – Darnell Jenkins has been released; the WR scored a 66-yard touchdown against the Giants. Jenkins is still eligible for practice squad.
Update 5:30 p.m. – Pierre Woods will be released by the team, confirming what a league source told colleague Chris Gasper earlier today. Tough for a veteran who was a top practice squad performer.
Update 5:37 p.m. – Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Derrick Burgess will also be released. This is a surprising move; though Burgess clearly had lost something, the Patriots waited for him to return from his family situation/fauxtirement. If he is released, that would mean New England got precious little in return for the third- and fifth-round draft picks it sent to Oakland in a trade to acquire the former Pro Bowler.
Update 6:20 p.m. – Undrafted rookie Sergio Brown, whom someone had picked as a member of the 53-man for his special-teams play and developmental defensive back, has been released, a league source confirms.