The New England Patriots released 10 players and placed another on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list in order to trim their roster down to the mandatory 53-man limit by 4 pm. Sunday.
Second-year cornerback Leonard Myers was played on PUP while the following 10 were let go:
Defensive lineman Maurice Anderson
Wide receiver Fred Coleman
Offensive lineman Drew Inzer
Tight end Arther Love
Defensive lineman David Nugent
Defensive lineman Jace Sayler
Wide receiver T.C. Taylor
Linebacker Maugaula Tuitele
Cornerback Brock Williams
Defensive lineman Riddick Parker
Coleman, Love, Nugent and Parker were all on the active roster when the Patriots captured Super Bowl XXXVI. The Patriots have until week six before they have to make any decision on Myers. He would then be given practice time to catch up before being activated or he would simply be released. It's a good bet that Myers will be on the 53-man roster upon his return to health.
Don't be surprised if the Patriots tweak the roster between now and their Monday night season opener against Pittsburgh. With several veterans being cut around the league, the Patriots could make a move to claim a player or two. The Patriots remain relatively thin at cornerback and former Patriot Terrell Buckley was let go by Tampa Bay Sunday. He and others are the type of players Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli may have their eye on.