Patriots rumor roundup: Here’s who won’t make New England’s 53-man roster

The league's official cutdown date was 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harvey Langi
Harvey Langi warms up. –AP Photo/Butch Dill

The Patriots released 26 players Saturday.

Here are New England’s latest moves:

Saturday, Sept. 1

  • The Patriots announced they have placed offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn and linebacker Christian Sam on injured reserve. Wynn, who the Patriots selected with their first pick in this year’s draft, tore his left Achilles in a preseason game.
  • After the 4 p.m. cut deadline, the Patriots announced they have released offensive lineman Cole Croston, running back Kenneth Farrow, offensive lineman James Ferentz, defensive lineman Trent Harris, fullback Henry Poggi, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke, offensive lineman Matt Tobin, and tight end Will Tye. They also confirmed the reports below:
  • Linebacker Harvey Langi has been released, according to multiple reports. Langi spent the majority of last season on the non-football injury list after he and his wife, Cassidy, suffered serious injuries in a car crash.
  • The Patriots have released wide receiver Riley McCarron and running back Brandon Bolden, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. McCarron, who spent last season on the practice squad, was in the mix as a slot receiver and punt returner. Bolden, who has been with the Patriots since 2012, scored eight touchdowns and averaged 4.2 yards per carry during his six-year tenure in New England. The Patriots also cut Bolden last September, but he re-signed with the team two days after his release.
  • Linebacker Marquis Flowers has been released, according to the Boston Herald‘s Karen Guregian. Flowers’s defensive snap count was higher than expected last season due to Dont’a Hightower’s and Kyle Van Noy’s injuries.
  • Safety A.J. Moore has been released, according to multiple reports.
  • The Patriots have cut backup quarterback Danny Etling, according to The Providence Journal‘s Mark Daniels. Etling was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He struggled during the team’s fourth preseason game, despite rushing for an 86-yard touchdown. According to The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe, the Patriots intend and hope to carry Etling on their practice squad.
  • Undrafted punter Corey Bojorquez has been released, according to multiple reports. The 21-year-old played college football at New Mexico.
  • Cornerback Jomal Wiltz has been released, according to multiple reports. The Patriots signed Wiltz to their practice squad in September 2017.
  • The Patriots released running back Mike Gillislee, according to multiple reports. Gillislee played in nine games and rushed for 383 yards last season.
  • The Patriots are putting wide receiver Braxton Berrios on injured reserve, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Berrios was selected out of Miami in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 22-year-old played 11 snaps in the preseason opener, but missed the remaining three games due to injury. Berrios has been limited in recent practices.
  • Cornerback Cyrus Jones has been released, according to The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe. Jones was the Patriots’ top draft pick in 2016 (60th overall) and played in 10 games in 2016. He suffered a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus in the final preseason game of 2017, which caused him to miss the entirety of the season. Jones said Thursday he was initially “distraught” over the injury, but he feels he has “grown a lot” from the experience.
  • The Patriots released wide receiver K.J. Maye, who signed with the team Monday, according to NESN’s Doug Kyed.
  • Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine has been released, according to The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe. Valentine played in 13 games in 2016, but spent nearly all of 2017 on injured reserve due to a bum knee. If he clears waivers, Valentine could be a good practice squad candidate.
  • The Patriots plan to place tight end Ryan Izzo on injured reserve due to a high ankle sprain, according to multiple reports. Izzo was selected out of Florida State in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Undrafted defensive tackle John Atkins has been released, according to multiple reports. He signed with the Patriots in May.
  • Defensive end Eric Lee has been released, according to the Boston Herald‘s Kevin Duffy. Lee was signed to the practice squad in November 2017. He started five games last season and played 16 snaps in Super Bowl LII.
  • Offensive lineman Ulrick John will have surgery on a torn tendon in his foot and is likely headed to injured reserve, according to multiple reports.
  • Safety Damarius Travis was released, according to multiple reports. Travis spent last season on the practice squad.
  • Undrafted rookie running back Ralph Webb was cut, according to multiple reports. Webb had an impressive showing in the Patriots’ preseason opener.
  • Offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and the team reached an injury settlement, according to reports.

Friday, Aug. 31

  • The Patriots announced they have released wide receiver Devin Lucien, cornerback Ryan Lewis, and defensive lineman Frank Herron. Lucien, who the Patriots selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, spent his rookie season on the team’s practice squad. He was released last September and spent the 2017 season on four practice squads throughout the NFL. The Patriots signed him again in July.
  • Guard Jason King was released, according to multiple reports. King, who spent most of last season on the Ravens’ practice squad, was signed to the Patriots’ active roster for a brief stint late last year before spending the rest of the season on the practice squad. He signed a futures contract with the team in February and then was waived and re-signed in May.
  • Running back Khalfani Muhammad, who was brought in on Monday, was released, according to NESN’s Doug Kyed. Muhammad, a 2017 seventh-round pick by the Tennessee Titans, spent most of last year on the practice squad before Tennessee waived him in April.
  • Wide receiver Paul Turner, who signed with New England in late July, was waived, according to Boston Sports Journal‘s Christopher Price. Turner signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech in 2016, spending parts of his rookie year on the practice squad and active roster. Turner no longer has practice squad eligibility.
  • The Patriots traded safety Jordan Richards to the Falcons for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick. Richards, a core special teamer, was on the roster bubble all summer.
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