The NFL’s cutdown deadline is not even an hour away and the New England Patriots still have plenty of moves to make. Two of the team’s latest involved releasing two players who found themselves near the bottom of the roster all training camp and offseason long (via The Athletic’s Jeff Howe and ESPN’s Mike Reiss, respectively):
CB Jomal Wiltz
P Corey Bojorquez
Wiltz saw regular playing time over the course of preseason and finished with eight tackles on defense and two on special teams. However, this was not enough to keep him over options like J.C. Jackson or Keion Crossen – two fellow youngster who might make the team. Bojorquez, on the other hand, did not receive a single snap during the preseason.
Neither of the two moves therefore comes as a surprise as Wiltz and Bojorquez were simply unable to challenge the players higher up on the depth chart. However, both men are eligible for the practice squad.