The New England Patriots are never afraid of moving on from a player that doesn’t succeed, regardless of draft pedigree. Bill Belichick and company used a 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft on edge defender Geneo Grissom, understanding that he was a positionless player that needed some time to find a role in the NFL.
Well, the experiment is over as the Patriots have released Grissom.
Patriots have released Geneo Grissom, per source— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 3, 2016
It’s not hard to point out how monumental this move is for the Patriots. The only 3rd round pick the Belichick-led Patriots had given up on after just one season is QB Kevin O’Connell (2008). Grissom is now the second.
Even WR Taylor Price received a second season.
Grissom looked unpolished this preseason and the Patriots decided to move on after adding Chris Long, Shea McClellin, and Barkevious Mingo this year.
Best of luck to Grissom wherever he lands; it’s unlikely he clears waivers as a former 3rd round pick.
The Patriots have two more moves to announce.