Patriots rookie review: How have New England’s first-year players fared four games into their careers?

For the first time in 17 years, the Patriots’ initial roster did not include a single undrafted rookie. New England has traded 2018 second-round draft choice Duke Dawson to the Denver Broncos.

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New England has waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Ryan Davis. New England also cut receiver Mohamed Sanu, cornerback Michael Jackson and defensive tackle Michael Barnett earlier in the week. Second-year cornerback D’Angelo Ross is out, a source confirmed to the Herald.

New England has waived tight end-slash-fullback Andrew Beck, who received $115,000 in guarantees as an undrafted free agent out of Texas this spring. Vested veterans like Miller are exempt from this requirement. A day after releasing veteran cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, the Patriots cut nine undrafted free agents. — The Patriots have released nose tackle David Parry, a source told Nick Underhill of The Athletic. Chances are, the decision to release came down to potential when compared to Miami, Fla’s Jeff Thomas, and the Patriots chose to keep Thomas, who was also an undrafted free agent. Players must be on the initial 53 in order to return from IR during the season.

Andre Baccellia and Tyler Gauthier have been cut, according to The Athletic. (The Athletic’s Jeff Howe) The Patriots are waiving WR Braxton Berrios. 11:45 a.m.

Here's a look at who made the cut.

Defensive lineman Nick Thurman has been released, a source told the Herald. This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. The Patriots have acquired center Russell Bodine from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a reported sixth-round selection. The New England Patriots must whittle their roster from 90 players to 53 by 4 p.m. New England could look to bolster this position group via trade or waiver-wire pickup before next Sunday’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. One more in the woodshed, let’s go ✌, A post shared by Brian Lewerke (@blewerke14) on Nov 29, 2019 at 5:40pm PST.
New England is placing center David Andrews on injured reserve, ending his season. Both will be ineligible to play this season. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 30, 2019. Patriots candidates to be placed there would be Derek Rivers or David Andrews, who was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs. #Patriots are waiving FB/TE Andrew Beck.

They’re now down to just two tight ends who are available for Week 1: Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse. New England Patriots links 10/14/20 - Players getting more individualized coaching away from facility, Patriots sign defensive tackle Carl Davis off Jaguars’ practice squad. The Patriots currently do not have a kicker on their 53-man roster. DT David Parry Braden was never seriously considered a candidate to make the 53-man roster, given the bevy of young talent around him. The Pats are down to five tight ends. He has the kind of athletic ability to win jump balls, and the shiftiness to make defenders miss after the catch. You can find every Patriots transaction made Saturday down below on the Herald’s live roster cuts tracker.

Rivers missed his rookie year with a torn ACL. Welcome to one of the busiest days on the NFL calendar.

He joins Cedrick Lang and Tyree St. Louis on the waiver wire.

8:05 a.m. This could be a landing spot for a player like Miller, who debuted at Patriots practice Monday after spending all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Berrios had plenty of opportunities during training camp but was unable to create separation on a consistent basis.

— The Patriots have cut defensive tackle Nick Thurman, per Doug Kyed. The New England Patriots finalized their initial 53-man roster Saturday afternoon. All in all, the team will have to move 36 of the currently 89 players under contract.

— Before Saturday’s roster cuts start rolling in, here’s a quick rundown of the transactions the Patriots reportedly made Friday: Cut:


The Patriots waived wide receiver Damoun Patterson, who signed to the practice squad as an undrafted rookie last November and remained on a futures deal.

Let’s find out what happened in the Patriots’ division this week. A captain since 2017, Andrews has started a combined 66 career games during his tenure. Howard has been waived, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Under new NFL rules in place for this season, players can return from IR after just three weeks (rather than the customary eight), and teams can return an unlimited number of players (up from two in previous years). — Linebacker Scooby Wright, who tallied two sacks in his lone preseason appearance for the Patriots, has been waived, per Doug Kyed. Per the Athletic, Nick Folk has also been released. OL Tyree St. Louis

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(Barnett was waived with an injury designation and reverted to New England’s injured reserve after passing through waivers.). — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 31, 2019, — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 31, 2019. Howard, source said. Click here for a full list of roster cuts.

The New England Patriots finalized their initial 53-man roster Saturday afternoon.

New England waived linebacker Scooby Wright III following a preseason finale that included four tackles and two sacks. Because of its victory in last year’s Super Bowl, New England is 32nd on the waiver wire order. 9:30 a.m. No surprise here. New England is moving on from slot receiver Braxton Berrios. for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content.

The Patriots have waived tight end Stephen Anderson.

Broncos QB Trending In Right Direction, Patriots Add Two Linemen To Projected Injury Report Ahead Of Broncos Game. New England waived hybrid defensive lineman Ufomba Kamalu, who had appeared in two games for the organization last regular season after signing to the scout team in November.

— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 31, 2019. 3:45 p.m. Sixth-round rookie Cassh Maluia has been cut, per The Athletic. The Patriots are now at the NFL requirement for roster size heading into training camp with the following players having been released.

To reach the 53-man limit, the Patriots cut 24 players Saturday: wide receivers Jeff Thomas, Devin Ross, Isaiah Zuber and Andre Baccellia; running backs Lamar Miller and J.J. Taylor; tight ends Jake Burt, Paul Butler and Paul Quessenberry; outside linebackers Rashod Berry and Tashawn Bower; quarterback Brian Lewerke; defensive tackles Nick Thurman, Xavier Williams and Bill Murray; offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier and Ben Braden; cornerbacks Myles Bryant and D’Angelo Ross; and linebackers Terez Hall, Cassh Maluia and Scoota Harris; and kickers Justin Rohrwasser and Nick Folk. Tight end Paul Butler will be released, per NESN.

He played just 10 offensive snaps against the Giants.

#J2911, A post shared by Will Hastings (@willhastings33) on Oct 8, 2018 at 8:01am PDT. Drafted No. New England dealt cornerback Duke Dawson to the Denver Broncos on Friday morning, according to multiple reports. There was talk he could have an excellent chance of making the team because of his chemistry with the man most expected to be the team’s quarterback in 2020.

The New England Patriots have cut Antonio Brown after just 11 days with the team. The cuts have yet to be announced by the team.

The linebacker out of Arizona State spent all of his rookie campaign on IR and started Thursday night’s finale.