While the New England Patriots are already under the 53-man roster limit since 4:00 p.m. ET, not all moves have been reported just yet. As things stand right now, the team sits at 60 players still under contract after three more releases have been announced. According to ESPN’s Field Yates and Mike Reiss, the Patriots have let the following trio of offensive players go:
WR Riley McCarron
RB Brandon Bolden
TE Will Tye
Considering the current state of New England’s wide receiver and punt returner positions, seeing McCarron get cut classifies as a minor surprise. Of course, the Patriots will likely bring in outside help to bolster the groups, but for now the team is looking rather thin at both positions. McCarron, who finished the preseason with five catches for 55 yards, is a candidate to get re-signed to the practice squad.
Brandon Bolden, meanwhile, could go the same route he went last year: New England also released him on cutdown day only to bring him back shortly afterwards. Will Tye, on the other hand, will not be on the Patriots’ active roster anytime soon: if going through the waiver wire unclaimed, he will revert to New England’s injured reserve list.