It was reported early Monday that the Patriots would cut ties with wide receiver Jeremy Ebert after adding a number of rookie wideouts over the weekend. They have indeed done so, releasing Ebert, fullback Tony Fiammetta, tight end Brad Herman, defensive lineman Tracy Robertson and defensive back Malcolm Williams.
Fiammetta had the most NFL experience of the group, playing in 34 career games with Dallas and Carolina, while Williams was the only one of the recently released to appear in a game for the Patriots. The TCU product played in four regular season games and three playoff games for New England over the past two seasons.
In addition to the seven players they drafted over the weekend, the Patriots have also signed nearly 20 undrafted free agents, highlighted by Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe and Cincinnati wideout Kenbrell Thompkins.