By 4:00 p.m. ET today, the New England Patriots – and the other 31 NFL teams – had to get under the 75-man roster limit. The Patriots began early and entered the day with only 80 of a legal 90 players on their roster.
The started the day by releasing offensive tackle Keavon Milton and tight end Steven Scheu. Now, the team has added a veteran linebacker to the group, according to Christopher Price:
LB Ramon Humber was released by the Patriots today, per a league source.
The seven-year veteran Humber, whose release was written on the wall by his practice absence, was originally signed by New England as an unrestricted free agent in March. However, the 28-year old was unable to make an impression on defense and special teams and was surpassed on the depth chart by younger players like rookies Kamu Grugier-Hill and Elandon Roberts.
Therefore, Humber’s tenure in Foxboro comes to a quick end, while the Patriots’ roster now stands at 77.