Murray, 24, arrived to Foxborough as an undrafted rookie free agent in the spring of 2020. Though his rookie offseason was limited, Murray was able to make enough of an impression to stick to the Patriots’ practice squad throughout the season and to be signed to a futures contract this past January. The William & Mary product played well this preseason, registering a pair of sacks on Sunday night against the New York Giants, and contributing on kickoff and punt units as a gunner.
Murray is once again a candidate for the practice squad if unclaimed. Active rosters around the NFL must stand at 53 by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Veteran safety Adrian Colbert and rookie wide receiver Tre Nixon were the first two reported departures for New England ahead of the deadline.