6:01 p.m.: The Patriots released RB Kenneth Farrow, FB Henry Poggi, offensive linemen Cole Croston, James Ferentz and Brian Schwenke and defensive end Trent Harris. They placed linebacker Christian Sam on injured reserve.
They wound up keeping tight end Ryan Izzo on their initial 53-man roster. If they place him on injured reserve Sunday, he would be eligible to return midway through the season.
Not including wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is suspended the first four weeks of the season, the Patriots only have 52 players on their roster.
Here’s the full list of roster moves:
The Patriots placed the following players on injured reserve: 2018 first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, sixth-round draft picks WR Braxton Berrios, and LB Christian Sam and OL Ulrick John.
The Patriots released 26 players: DL John Atkins, P Corey Bojorquez, RB Brandon Bolden, OL Luke Bowanko, OL Cole Croston, QB Danny Etling, RB Kenneth Farrow, OL James Ferentz, LB Marquis Flowers, RB Mike Gillislee, DL Trent Harris, CB Cyrus Jones, OL Jason King, LB Harvey Langi, DL Eric Lee, WR K.J. Maye, WR Riley McCarron, DB A.J. Moore, FB Henry Poggi, OL Brian Schwenke, OL Matt Tobin, DB Damarius Travis, TE Will Tye, DL Vincent Valentine, RB Ralph Webb and CB Jomal Wiltz.
5:22 p.m.: The Patriots cut running back Brandon Bolden and wide receiver Riley McCarron, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates. They also waived/injured tight end Will Tye, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported.
There are still five roster cuts floating out there unreported.
5:04 p.m.: The Patriots released linebacker Harvey Langi, who was dealing with an internal injury. If Langi clears waivers, he’s expected to sign with the Patriots’ practice squad.
Linebackers Nicholas Grigsby and Geneo Grissom made the 53-man roster.
4:31 p.m.: Offensive lineman Matt Tobin was released, a source told The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.
There are still nine players who were released who have gone unreported.
4:07 p.m.: We’ve reached the 4 p.m. deadline, and defensive backs Jason McCourty and Keion Crossen remain on the Patriots’ initial 53-man roster. McCourty joins twin brother Devin McCourty in the Patriots’ secondary. Crossen is a rookie with elite athletic skills.
Among players on the roster bubble, offensive lineman Ted Karras, defensive tackle Ted Karras and cornerback JC Jackson also made the initial team.
3:58 p.m.: The Patriots released linebacker Marquis Flowers, a source told the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian.
3:30 p.m.: The Patriots waived safety A.J. Moore, a source told NESN.com.
The Patriots have 11 more moves to go before they reach their 53-man roster limit.
3:23 p.m.: The Patriots cut quarterback Danny Etling, a source told the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels. Etling could land on the practice squad.
3:10 p.m.: The Patriots released punter Corey Bojorquez, a source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
2:58 p.m.: The Patriots released cornerback Jomal Wiltz, according to a source.
There are 14 more moves to go.
2:18 p.m.: The Patriots released running back Mike Gillislee, a source told the Boston Herald’s Kevin Duffy.
1:52 p.m.: The Patriots are placing wide receiver Braxton Berrios on injured reserve, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Patriots have 16 more moves to go.
1:37 p.m.: The Patriots waived cornerback Cyrus Jones, a source told The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.
Jones was a 2016 second-round pick. He has practice squad eligibility, but he would have to clear waivers.
1:09 p.m.: The Patriots waived wide receiver K.J. Maye, according to a source.
The Patriots have 18 more moves to go.
12:49 p.m.: The Patriots waived 2016 third-round pick Vincent Valentine, according to a source.
The Patriots are placing tight end Ryan Izzo on injured reserve, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported.
The Patriots must make 19 more moves.
12:34 p.m.: The Patriots released defensive tackle John Atkins, according to a source.
They’re also waiving defensive end Eric Lee, a source told the Boston Herald’s Kevin Duffy.
The Patriots must make 21 more roster moves.
12:10 p.m.: Offensive lineman Ulrick John tore a tendon in his foot and is expected to be out for the season, a league source told the Boston Sports Journal’s Chris Price.
Accounting for Julian Edelman’s suspension and Isaiah Wynn going to injured reserve, the Patriots have to open up 23 more roster spots.
Noon: The Patriots waived safety Damarius Travis, a source told NESN.com.
11:35 p.m.: The Patriots reached an injury settlement with offensive lineman Luke Bowanko, a source told NESN.com.
Sept. 1, 11:25 a.m.: The Patriots waived running back Ralph Webb, according to a source.
5:35 p.m.: The Patriots waived cornerback Ryan Lewis, defensive tackle Frank Herron and wide receiver Devin Lucien. The Patriots now have 82 players on their roster. They must open up 29 more spots before Saturday at 4 p.m.
2 p.m.: A source told NESN.com the Patriots are releasing guard Jason King.
The New England Patriots don’t need to trim their roster to 53 players until Saturday at 4 p.m., but they’ve already started freeing up spots.
The Patriots traded safety Jordan Richards to the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick. They also released wide receiver Paul Turner and running back Khalfani Muhammad, sources told NESN.com.
The Patriots now have 86 players on their 90-man roster. They must make 33 more moves to get down to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m.
Here’s our last crack at a 53-man roster projection. It included Richards, so, unfortunately, it’s already imperfect.
We’ll continue to update this tracker throughout the next two days of roster cuts.
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