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2018 Patriots roster cuts: New England releases linebacker Marquis Flowers, safety A.J. Moore

New England has made more moves.

NFL: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL’s cutdown deadline coming closer, the New England Patriots continue making moves to cut down their roster. Their latest transactions involve two defenders, who have both been released, according to reports by NESN’s Doug Kyed and the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian, respectively:

DB A.J. Moore

LB Marquis Flowers

Releasing Moore is no surprise from the Patriots’ perspective: even though New England moved on from safety Jordan Richards yesterday and is thin behind the top trio at the position, the undrafted rookie never did enough to earn a roster spot, especially with Jason McCourty getting additional playing time at the safety position as of late.

Flowers’ release was also expected. After a solid 2017 season, he failed to create any momentum during training camp and the preseason and saw Nicholas Grigsby overtake him on the depth chart. Unlike Moore, Flowers will not be able to join New England’s practice squad.