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Patriots release RB Tyler Gaffney from injured reserve

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New England moves yet another player from its injured reserve list.

Yesterday, the New England Patriots have parted ways with linebacker Kevin Snyder. The team released Snyder from its injured reserve list with an injury settlement leaving only two players – tight end Michael Williams and running back Tyler Gaffney – on the list.

Today, Williams is left as the lone player on injured reserve, according to Doug Kyed:

The Patriots released RB Tyler Gaffney from injured reserve with an injury settlement.

Gaffney, who originally entered the league as a sixth round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2014, has yet to play a down in a non-preseason NFL game. He has spent the last two seasons on injured reserve and started this year on the list as well: After a solid preseason, New England waived him with an injury designation during final roster cuts and, after going unclaimed, the 25-year old reverted to injured reserve.

Because of him getting released today, Gaffney now becomes a free agent and could theoretically return to the field this season. The Patriots, on the other hand, increase their salary cap space because of the settlement the team and the player agreed to.