When the Patriots announced the release of 10 players on Friday, rookie punter Ryan Allen was not on the list.
The two-time Ray Guy Award winner as the nation’s best collegiate punter stuck around through all of the spring and training camp, and has shown that even if he hasn’t beaten out Zoltan Mesko for the Patriots’ punting job, he’s worthy of a job somewhere in the NFL.
“I think it’s been competitive all the way through, from the spring to training camp into the games,” Bill Belichick said during a Friday conference call. “I think both guys have performed well.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Ben Volin of the Globe staff contributed to this report.