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2018 Patriots roster cuts: New England releases running back Ralph Webb

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The rookie is a candidate for the practice squad.

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The second wave of roster cuts has started. After the New England Patriots parted ways with seven of their players yesterday to bring the roster to 82, the team has made its first transaction of the day. According to NESN’s Doug Kyed, the Patriots will let running back Ralph Webb go:

The Patriots waived RB Ralph Webb, per source.

Following a productive career at Vanderbilt, the Patriots signed Webb as an undrafted rookie shortly after the draft. Entering a deep defensive backfield, he was seen as a longshot to make the team but a potential practice squad candidate. Training camp and preseason further strengthend this belief.

In the Patriots’ four exhibition games, Webb registered 31 rushing attempts for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as well as five receptions for 28 yards and another score. While his performance was not enough to make the team, Webb set himself up well for a practice squad deal — either in New England or somewhere else.