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Patriots Release Veteran Safety Obi Melifonwu

The Patriots continued reshaping the team’s roster following the NFL draft, reportedly releasing veteran safety Obi Melifonwu, Hayden Bird of the Boston Globe reports. The news came in a report from ESPN NFL insider Field Yates, who said Melifonwu had been informed of his release. The 26-year-old safety, who was originally drafted in the second […]

Patriots Come to Terms with Former Jaguars Second-Round Pick WR Lee

The Patriots have added a new wide out to the roster, as the team has come to terms with former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee to a one-year contract. Lee was dumped by the Jaguars on April 20th, thus hitting the free agent market. The 28-year-old former second-round pick has battled injuries throughout his […]

Patriots Sign Kicker Nick Folk; Release Kicker Mike Nugent

The Patriots kicking issues continued on Sunday against the Browns with kicker Mike Nugent, and today the team took a step to shore up the position. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is signing kicker Nick Folk, the team has made room for him by releasing Nugent. Folk has been around for […]

Patriots Waive Slot Veteran Wide Out Bruce Ellington

The Patriots released veteran slot receiver Bruce Ellington on Wednesday, further thinning the depth at the position, Kevin Duff of the Boston Herald reports. Ellington, who played for the Texans and Lions this past season, had been signed by the Pats during the opening week of free agency. His release clears a roster spot for […]

Patriots Make Roster Moves; Add DB Duke Dawson From IR

The Patriots today activated defensive back Duke Dawson to the 53-player roster, their second-round pick in this last year’s NFL Draft out of Florida. Dawson was placed on injured reserve Sept. 6 with a hamstring injury. The team also cut running back Kenjon Barner and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. Barner has had three separate stints on […]

Patriots Release Veteran Wide Out Jordan Matthews

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who injured his hamstring in Sunday’s fourth practice of training camp, was released by the Patriots on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports. The Boston Globe first reported the transaction. Matthews had signed a one-year, $1 million contract ($300,000 guaranteed) with the Patriots in […]

Patriots Dump 2017 Third Round Pick OL Antonio Garcia

The Patriots have released offensive tackle Antonio Garcia according to Mike Reiss of ESPN, quickly cutting ties with their third-round draft pick of a season ago. It is a shocking move considering the team traded up to nab Garcia in the third round out of Troy just one year ago. Garcia missed his entire rookie […]

Patriots Not Expected to Pick Up Options on CB Malcom Brown or DT Danny Shelton

The Patriots are not planning to pick up the fifth-year option in Malcom Brown’s contract, Kevin Duffy of Masslive reports. Brown was eligible for the fifth-year option because he was a first-round pick in 2015. If the Patriots had picked up the option, they would have owed him $7.15 million for the 2019 season, per […]