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2018 Patriots roster cuts: New England releases guard Jason King

The Patriots waive a backup lineman.

NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots continue trimming down their roster today. Three moves have already taken place today, with a fourth one just being reported by NESN’s Doug Kyed: the Patriots are apparently parting ways with offensive lineman Jason King.

The Patriots are releasing G Jason King, per source.

The Patriots re-signed King on a futures deal following the Super Bowl, but let him go after the draft. Having spent a week on the open market, the team re-signed the offensive lineman yet again on a one-year contract that was scheduled to hit its salary cap with $481,000. But while he is one of the cheapest players on the roster and brings some experience to the table, he again was unable to make an impact.

Even with the 24-year old out of the picture, the Patriots are deep along their interior offensive line behind starters David Andrews, Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason: Ted Karras, James Ferentz, Luke Bowanko, and Brian Schwenke are all fighting for what appears to be a maximum of two spots on the team. Due to the move, New England now has 85 players on its roster.