Before training camp could even get underway, the Patriots felt the need to tweak the team’s roster even more.
Rookie wide receivers Jeremy Johnson and Reese Wiggins were both released on Thursday. They had both signed with the Patriots as undrafted free agents on May 27.
Johnson, 22, came to the Patriots from Southern Methodist while Wiggins, 23, played his college football at East Carolina. Both were prototypical slot receivers, weighing no more than 185 pounds, in a crowded position group.
This move gives these two the opportunity to get picked up somewhere they can conceivably win a job. The Patriots now have 87 players on the their roster, including nine wide receivers.