FOXBORO, Mass. —Â The New England Patriots reduced their roster one day early.
The team releasedÂ tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano andÂ wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers.
TheÂ fiveÂ cutsÂ bring the Patriots’ roster to 79 players. The team must reach 75 players before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Patriots must cut their roster to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m.
Watson, Vellano and Boyce didn’t dress for Friday night’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, whileÂ Mundine was in uniformÂ but didn’t play. Krause caught two passes for 14 yards before leaving the field with an apparent injury.
The Patriots play their final preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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