FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had to whittle their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday at 4 p.m. They went into the day with 80 players on their 90-man roster.
The Patriots released offensive tackle Keavon Milton, a source told NESN.com. The Boston Herald first reported the news.
Tight end Steven Scheu also has been released, a source told WEEI.com’s Christopher Price.
Linebacker Ramon Humber also has been released, a source told the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels.
As expected, the Patriots have placed running back Dion Lewis on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, a sourse told ESPN’s Field Yates. He will be eligible to return to action in Week 7.
The Patriots also placed offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer on the reserve/PUP list, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He’ll also be eligible to return in Week 7, though he’s not expected to play this season.
The Patriots are now at the 75-man roster limit. Their next cutdown date is Sept. 3, when they must whittle their roster down to 53 players.
UPDATE (6:05 p.m. ET): The Patriots have confirmed each of the five aforementioned moves.
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Thumbnail photo via Aug 26, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (71) and tight end A.J. Derby (86) celebrate the touchdown run by wide receiver DeAndre Carter (13) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Patriots win over the Panthers 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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