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NFL Roster Cuts: Patriots Release Three More

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The Patriots are continuing to trim their roster down to 53 players in advance of tomorrow's 4 PM roster deadline.  Tight ends Carson Butler and Rob Myers have been released, along with veteran offensive lineman Eric Ghiaciuc.

Butler and Myers were expected to be released, although Myers impressed me at time with his play during the preseason.  If Myers can clear waivers, I wouldn't be surprised to see him land on the practice squad.

The Patriots signed Eric Ghiaciuc early in August as an emergency option along the interior line.  While he didn't look terrible, he didn't look great either.  With guard Dan Connolly playing well, and with plenty of young prospects also around, there wasn't much of a need to keep Ghiaciuc around.

Expect the cuts to keep trickling in over the course of the next 24 hours.  The Patriots are now down to 71 players.