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2018 Patriots roster cuts: New England releases safety Damarius Travis, guard Luke Bowanko

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Two more players have been let go.

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The New England Patriots continue thinning out their roster by releasing two more players: strong safety Damarius Travis and offensive guard Luke Bowanko have both been let go by the team.

NESN’s Doug Kyed was the first to report Travis getting released...

The Patriots waived S Damarius Travis, per source.

while The Athletic’s Jeff Howe had the news regarding Bowanko:

The Patriots have reached an injury settlement with Luke Bowanko, per source. Down to 78.

Travis is a candidate to re-join New England’s practice squad for the second straight year. Last year’s stint there led to him earning practice player of the week honors six times, while gathering experience for another run at the 53. However, he failed to stand out this summer and even with Jordan Richards traded to the Atlanta Falcons is not able to survive the cut.

Meanwhile, Bowanko’s tenure with the team will likely come to an end. As part of the injury settlement, he will now receive pre-negotiated payments by New England for a period that depends on the severity of his injury. However, he cannot be re-signed by the Patriots during that time. Once that settlement period is over, Bowanko is free to join any team’s roster but would have to wait an additional six weeks to join New England’s again.