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Patriots announce roster reductions to meet NFL limit of 53 players

FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots reduced their roster to 53 players today by releasing 16 players and placing rookie running back Walter Williams on the Reserve List/Injured for the 2001 season. Today's transactions are listed below in alphabetical order.

PLAYERS RELEASED
# NAME POS HT WT BORN YR COLLEGE H.S. HOMETOWN
58 Chatham, Matt LB 6-4 250 06/28/77 2 South Dakota Sioux City, Iowa
9 Costello, Brad P 6-1 225 12/24/74 1 Boston University Moorestown, N.J.
86 Eitzmann, Chris TE 6-5 255 04/01/77 2 Harvard Hardy, Neb.
50 Holmberg, Rob LB 6-3 240 05/06/71 8 Penn State McKeesport, Pa.
60 Inzer, Drew OL 6-4 305 12/05/79 R Brown North Smithfield, R.I.
71 Isaia, Sale G 6-5 320 06/13/72 5 UCLA Oceanside, Calif.
82 Jackson, Curtis WR/KR 5-10 194 09/22/73 2 Texas Plano, Texas
60 Johnson, Garrett NT 6-3 298 12/31/75 2 Illinois Belleville, Ill.
43 McWilliams, Johnny TE 6-4 270 12/14/72 6 Southern Cal Pomona, Calif.
90 Moore, Marty LB 6-1 245 03/19/71 8 Kentucky Ft. Thomas, Ky.
28 Morey, Sean WR 5-11 194 02/26/76 2 Brown Marshfield, Mass.
92 Nugent, David DE 6-4 295 10/27/77 2 Purdue Collierville, Tenn.
2 Pochman, Owen K 5-11 180 08/02/77 R BYU Mercer Island, Wash.

62  Rawlings, Josh  OL  6-3 315 04/11/77    2   Minnesota   Fort Gratiot, Mich.   
31  Serwanga, Kato  CB  6-0 202 07/23/76    3   California  Sacramento, Calif.    
81  Simmons, Tony   WR  6-1 212 12/08/74    4   Wisconsin   Chicago, Ill.     

PLAYER PLACED ON RESERVE LIST/INJURED
# NAME POS HT WT BORN YR COLLEGE H.S. HOMETOWN
14 Williams, Walter RB 6-0 210 09/08/77 R Grambling Baton Rouge, La.

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