When the New England Patriots started training camp, the core of their linebacker depth chart was set in stone. One of the players fighting for the backup roles was Kevin Snyder. However, the Rutgers product was unable to beat out his talented competition and as a result was waived during final roster cuts.
Given that he was released with an injury designation, Snyder reverted to New England’s injured reserve list after clearing waivers. Today, he left the list according to Doug Kyed:
The Patriots released LB Kevin Snyder from injured reserve with an injury settlement.
This move makes the 23-year old a free agent again, free to sign and potentially play this season with any team. In turn, the Patriots are off the hook for parts of his salary.
Snyder, who went undrafted last year and also had stints in Detroit and San Francisco, originally joined the Patriots last December via the team’s practice squad. He was promoted prior to the AFC Championship Game but did not play any snaps. New England signed him to a reserve/futures contract after the 2015 season but he was let go last week.