Patriots’ Initial 53-Man Roster Includes D.J. Foster, Danny Amendola

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The New England Patriots successfully cut their roster down to 53 players Saturday.

Among the biggest surprise releases were wide receiver Keshawn Martin, linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, a 2016 sixth-round pick, and defensive end Geneo Grissom, a 2015 third-round pick.

The Patriots’ initial 53-man roster, which could change quite a bit before Sunday’s season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, includes just four traditional receivers and four tight ends.

Here’s how the 53-man roster looks for now.

QUARTERBACK
Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo (2)
Suspended: Tom Brady (four games)

RUNNING BACK
LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Bolden, James Develin, D.J. Foster, James White (5)
PUP:
Dion Lewis

WIDE RECEIVER
 Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, Danny Amendola, Matthew Slater (5)

TIGHT END
Martellus Bennett, A.J. Derby, Clay Harbor, Rob Gronkowski (4)

OFFENSIVE LINE
David Andrews, Marcus Cannon, Jonathan Cooper, Josh Kline, Shaq Mason, Nate Solder, Joe Thuney, LaAdrian Waddle, Ted Karras, Cameron Fleming (10)
PUP: Sebastian Vollmer, Tre’ Jackson

DEFENSIVE LINE
Alan Branch, Malcom Brown, Trey Flowers, Chris Long, Jabaal Sheard, Anthony Johnson, Vincent Valentine (7)
Suspended: Rob Ninkovich (four games)

LINEBACKER
Jamie Collins, Jonathan Freeny, Dont’a Hightower, Brandon King, Barkevious Mingo, Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts (7)

CORNERBACK
Malcolm Butler, Justin Coleman, Cyrus Jones, Logan Ryan, Jonathan Jones (5)

SAFETY
Patrick Chung, Nate Ebner, Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty, Jordan Richards (5)

SPECIAL TEAMS
P Ryan Allen, LS Joe Cardona, K Stephen Gostkowski (3)

Thumbnail photo via Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports Images

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