FOXBORO, Mass. — The Trey Williams era didn’t last long for the New England Patriots.

The Patriots released Williams on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transaction wire, nine days after they claimed the running back off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.

Williams was inactive Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles for his only game with the Patriots.

The Patriots are left with LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden at running back. They also have fullback Joey Iosefa, who played running back in college at Hawaii, on their practice squad.

White caught 10 passes for 103 yards with one touchdown as the Patriots’ third-down back Sunday.

The Patriots also signed cornerback Rashaan Melvin to their practice squad and cut cornerback Chris Greenwood on Thursday.

Thumbnail photo via Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Sep 6, 2014; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back Trey Williams (3) scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the Lamar Cardinals at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports