The New England Patriots have 30 more minutes to get their roster down to 53 – three more have just happened as the team has released running backs D.J. Foster and LeShun Daniels Jr. as well as cornerback D.J. Killings:
The Patriots waived RB D.J. Foster, per source.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 2, 2017
RB LeShun Daniels Jr. has been waived, per a source. #Patriots— Doug Moore (@DMooreNFL) September 2, 2017
The Patriots have informed undrafted CB D.J. Killings (Central Florida) that he has been waived.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 2, 2017
The most noteworthy of the moves is releasing Foster. After signing him as a priority free agent following last year's draft, the team basically redshirted him on its active roster for almost the entire 2016 season. He appeared to have taken a step forward this preseason and finished with 13 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown as well as 30 rushing attempts for 92 yards and a score.
Still, it was not enough for the 23-year old to crack New England's deep running back depth chart. The same has to be said for Daniels Jr., who ran the football 26 for 85 yards during the preseason.
Killings, on the other hand, registered seven tackles and two pass deflections. However, with the talent New England has at the cornerback position ahead of him, his release is no surprise.