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Did Brian Hoyer get cut?

The Patriots have cut their second veteran quarterback of the day: Brian Hoyer. Hoyer was officially released today, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. yahoo.comPatriots cut Brian Hoyer

When are NFL final roster cuts?

The NFL's final roster cut deadline will occur at 4 p.m. ET on August 31. At that point, all NFL teams must have no more than 53 players on their active rosters. Currently, teams are allowed to carry up to 90 players. Sporting NewsWhen are NFL roster cuts 2021? Deadline date, rules, practice squad salary & more to know

Godchaux, Patriots defense excited about unit's 2021 potential

NBC Sports Boston 31 December, 1969 - 06:00pm

But don't overlook New England's revamped defense, which has shown signs it could be a force in 2021.

The Patriots allowed a total of 33 points over three preseason games, tied for fourth-best in the NFL. Free-agent signing Matthew Judon and rookie defensive linemen Christian Barmore and Ronnie Perkins all looked explosive during the preseason, while edge rusher Josh Uche and linebacker Dont'a Hightower have impressed in their returns to the field.

After New England capped off an undefeated preseason with another strong showing against the New York Giants, veteran defensive tackle Davon Godchaux is ready for his defense to show out in the regular season.

The Patriots ranked 26th in the NFL in DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) last season, and Bill Belichick responded by overhauling the unit, acquiring Judon, Godchaux, cornerback Jalen Mills and defensive ends Henry Anderson and Montravius Adams while landing Barmore and Perkins in the 2021 NFL Draft.

With two-time Pro Bowler Hightower back in the mix following his 2020 opt-out, New England's defense seems poised to make some serious noise in 2021 -- and its members are well aware.

Whether the Patriots can score enough points with either Cam Newton or Mac Jones under center remains to be seen, but as their Sept. 12 season opener against the Miami Dolphins approaches, it appears the defense is entering the season with plenty of swagger.

2021 NFL roster cuts tracker: Patriots recap, analysis, more

Pats Pulpit 01 September, 2021 - 02:40am

Related: 80 thoughts on the Patriots’ 80-man roster at the end of camp

To not get lost in all the craziness, make sure to bookmark and regularly visit this New England Patriots cutdown tracker. We will compile all the latest news, rumors and instant analysis here, and also count down to how many more players will have to go in order for the team to bring its squad under the regular-season threshold. There are multiple ways of getting down to the 53-man limit, and here they are:

Releasing players is the most common option on cutdown weekend to reduce the number of players under contract. A player’s deal is terminated and he either hits open market if he has more than four accrued seasons on his résumé, or the waiver wire if he is less experienced than that. Because of their 7-9 season of 2020, the Patriots have a higher spot on the waiver wire priority list than usual. This year they rank 15th.

To reduce the number of men under contract, teams can also place players on one of the various reserve lists. Injured reserve is the most common one: Players that have suffered an injury and will be out for an extended period of time can get placed there. If they are moved to IR before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, they will be out for the season; if moved there after Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, they are eligible to be brought back via the return spots available to each club.

The Patriots already had multiple players on injured reserve before the last wave of cutdowns; linebacker Raekwon McMillan, tight ends Dalton Keene and Troy Fumagalli, and offensive lineman Marcus Martin are all currently on IR.

New England has made plenty of trades around the cutdown deadline over the last few years. This preseason they traded running back Sony Michel to the Los Angeles Rams and acquired defensive back Shaun Wade from the Baltimore Ravens in a busy 48-hour period. More swaps are always likely.

S Adrian Colbert: Released

WR Tre Nixon: Waived

DT Bill Murray: Waived

OL Yasir Durant: Trade

Patriots part ways with three players on Monday before cuts

Patriots Wire 01 September, 2021 - 02:40am

Related: 80 thoughts on the Patriots’ 80-man roster at the end of camp

To not get lost in all the craziness, make sure to bookmark and regularly visit this New England Patriots cutdown tracker. We will compile all the latest news, rumors and instant analysis here, and also count down to how many more players will have to go in order for the team to bring its squad under the regular-season threshold. There are multiple ways of getting down to the 53-man limit, and here they are:

Releasing players is the most common option on cutdown weekend to reduce the number of players under contract. A player’s deal is terminated and he either hits open market if he has more than four accrued seasons on his résumé, or the waiver wire if he is less experienced than that. Because of their 7-9 season of 2020, the Patriots have a higher spot on the waiver wire priority list than usual. This year they rank 15th.

To reduce the number of men under contract, teams can also place players on one of the various reserve lists. Injured reserve is the most common one: Players that have suffered an injury and will be out for an extended period of time can get placed there. If they are moved to IR before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, they will be out for the season; if moved there after Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, they are eligible to be brought back via the return spots available to each club.

The Patriots already had multiple players on injured reserve before the last wave of cutdowns; linebacker Raekwon McMillan, tight ends Dalton Keene and Troy Fumagalli, and offensive lineman Marcus Martin are all currently on IR.

New England has made plenty of trades around the cutdown deadline over the last few years. This preseason they traded running back Sony Michel to the Los Angeles Rams and acquired defensive back Shaun Wade from the Baltimore Ravens in a busy 48-hour period. More swaps are always likely.

S Adrian Colbert: Released

WR Tre Nixon: Waived

DT Bill Murray: Waived

OL Yasir Durant: Trade

New England Patriots roster cuts: Tracking the path to 53 players

Yahoo Sports 31 August, 2021 - 08:26am

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski

You Pod to Win the Game

We’re here to track Bill Belichick’s every move. This year, we’re monitoring the cuts in how they look on the 53-man roster, so this article is formatted to show you who is out and who remains at each position. We think it’s a good way to help you visualize how the roster is taking shape.

Here’s a look at the Patriots’ latest cuts.

Mac Jones Cam Newton Brian Hoyer

Jonnu Smith Hunter Henry Devin Asiasi Matt LaCossse IR: Dalton Keene, Troy Fumagalli

Stephon Gilmore J.C. Jackson Jonathan Jones Jalen Mills Shaun Wade (acquired in a trade on Aug 26) Joejuan Williams D'Angelo Ross Dee Virgin Justin Bethel

Dont'a Hightower Ja'Whaun Bentley Kyle Van Noy Matt Judon Josh Uche Chase Winovich Ronnie Perkins Anfernee Jennings Brandon King Harvey Langi PUP: Terez Hall NFI: Cameron McGrone IR: Raekwon McMillan

Nick Folk Jake Bailey Joe Cardona Quinn Nordin

With Quinn Nordin beating out veteran Nick Folk at kicker in Foxboro, the streak will be up to 18 years for an undrafted free agent making the initial roster out of training camp for the New England Patriots.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly cut two former New England Patriots players as NFL teams trim their rosters to 53 players ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

The New England Patriots have trimmed their roster down to 53 players for 2021. Here's who made the cut.

Scores of healthcare workers protested in the Philippine capital on Wednesday to demand an end to what they called government neglect and unpaid benefits, as pressure builds at hospitals fighting one of Asia's longest-running coronavirus epidemics. Medical staff have been overwhelmed during the pandemic and 103 have died from COVID-19, among some 33,400 coronavirus fatalities in the Philippines. "It is sad that many of us have died, many of us became sick, and many have resigned or opted to retire early, yet we are still kneeling before the DOH to give us our benefits," Robert Mendoza, president of the Alliance of Health Workers, said from the back of a pickup truck.

The former Terrapin spoke on his adjustment to his new team and being a fan of The Big Ticket in a recent interview.

Miami reportedly is keeping tabs on Watson, even as concerning allegations against him loom.

With the 53-man roster cutdown coming up Tuesday, the Patriots reportedly have released safety Adrian Colbert.

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Bill Belichick clearly has respect for the rookie QB.

For hundreds of NFL players, Tuesday marks the end of the line as teams cut down their rosters from 80 players to 53 ahead of the regular season.

Say it ain't so as second Notre Dame Packer gets cut on Tuesday.

The starting options might be very limited, but Newton certainly could find work with a new club.

Here's a look at five potential destinations for Cam Newton after he was released by the Patriots on Tuesday.

There were four quarterbacks on the Patriots' active roster yesterday. There is one after today.

The Patriots have cut their second veteran quarterback of the day: Brian Hoyer. Hoyer was officially released today, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. That news comes after the shocking news that Cam Newton was cut today as well. Unlike Newton, it wouldn’t be surprising if Hoyer returns to the Patriots. Hoyer has been with [more]

Asante Samuel clearly has his issues with Bill Belichick.

It won’t happen today. It may not happen at all. At some point between now and the first weekend of the regular season, it could happen. New England’s stunning decision to release 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton underscores the possibility that, potentially, San Francisco could release Jimmy Garoppolo. New England cut Cam because: (1) rookie [more]

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