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Patriots cut 14 including Kamu Grugier-Hill, Markus Kuhn, Keshawn Martin, and Darryl Roberts

The Patriots are cutting down their roster for the regular season.

The Patriots have made a long sequence of roster moves, following their release of rookie cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc and wide receivers Aaron Dobson and DeAndre Carter.

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

The Patriots drafted KGH in the 6th round of this draft and he was expected to make the team as a special teamer. Unfortunately, he was outplayed on defense by rookie Elandon Roberts who could still sneak on the roster. It’s possible the Patriots extension of Jonathan Freeny is related to this release.

LB Kevin Snyder

Snyder was a long shot, but we wish him best of luck in his recovery.

WR Keshawn Martin, DT Markus Kuhn, and RB Tyler Gaffney

No wide receiver is safe as the Patriots have started to call other teams to see if any other players are available for a trade. Kuhn’s level of play declined in the past two weeks, while rookie Vincent Valentine and sophomore Anthony Johnson starred. Gaffney hurt his foot and it appears like D.J. Foster will have the final running back role.

DT Woodrow Hamilton

Hamilton had an uphill battle, but he could continue to grow on the practice squad.

RB Joey Iosefa

The big back never really had a chance and could possibly return to the practice squad, where he spent much of last season.

OG Jon Halapio

Halapio was a mid-offseason signing and the coaching staff thinks he’s a player worth keeping.

CB Darryl Roberts and WR Chris Harper

The prior release of LeBlanc and this release of Roberts means that Jonathan Jones has the inside edge at the final cornerback spot. Harper is a likely practice squad option.

S Vinnie Sunseri

Sunseri didn’t have a chance of making the roster at a deep safety position, but he could stick around on the practice squad.

OG Chris Barker

Barker’s release is a good sign for rookie OG Ted Karras who could make the team as a depth option on the interior of the line.

WR Devin Lucien

Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, and Danny Amendola are the only remaining wide receivers on the roster, not including Matthew Slater. Amendola has not yet been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, so there’s a chance he’s close to a return. This also bodes well for the Patriots tight end depth.

ED Rufus Johnson

The Patriots are opting to retain 2015 3rd round pick Geneo Grissom in place of Johnson.

New England has to make 3 more moves. Rookie tight end Bryce Williams, rookie linebacker Elandon Roberts, defensive tackle Joe Vellano, tackle Cameron Fleming, and rookie guard Ted Karras are all possible options, as is placing Amendola on the PUP list.