After already parting ways with six players earlier today, the New England Patriots added two more names to their list of cutdowns: veteran running back Lamar Miller and second-year linebacker Terez Hall have been let go, according to reports by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Yahoo! Sports’ Terez Paylor.
LB Terez Hall
Terez Hall has had some moments as a run defender during training camp, showing some solid physicality and a good nose for the ball. However, the second-year defender did apparently not do enough to make the team over other players. He is, however, a realistic candidate to be brought back via the practice squad in case he clears waivers — a course he also went last year.
Hall, after all, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent last year. He saw saw consistent playing time during the team’s four exhibition contests on both defense and special teams, but was nevertheless let go on roster cutdown day 2019 before being re-signed to the developmental team. Hall went on to spend his entire rookie season on New England’s practice squad before signing a one-year futures pact following the team’s playoff exit in January.
RB Lamar Miller
When Lamar Miller arrived in New England in mid-August, he was unable to contribute immediately. Still rehabbing from the ACL and MCL injuries he suffered almost a year earlier, the Patriots moved him to their physically unable to perform list (PUP) immediately after the signing was made official. The 29-year-old went on to spend 17 days on the list before returning to practice and being reactivated to the active roster again.
While his return to practice was a positive sign, the Patriots apparently did not have him in their plans — at least for the time being. New England could decide to bring the veteran back, either later during next week or at one point during the regular season. For now, however, Miller and the team have parted ways.