The New England Patriots waived guard Ross Reynolds on Friday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Reynolds, 25, had signed to New England’s practice squad in November and served as a standard elevation in advance of the season finale against the New York Jets.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Iowa product agreed to a reserve-futures contract as the calendar turned to January.
Reynolds originally entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and reached a settlement after reverting to injured reserve in 2020. He had played in 31 games and made 14 starts during his Hawkeyes career under head coach Kirk Ferentz, finishing with second-team All-Big Ten honors as a redshirt senior.
The Patriots’ roster stood at 80 after the reinstatement of fellow interior offensive lineman Dustin Woodard on Wednesday.
A 2020 seventh-round draft choice out of Memphis, Woodard, 23, had retired as training camp opened last August in Foxborough.