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Source: Patriots have released WR Jeremy Gallon

08.30.14 at 12:22 pm ET
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The Patriots have released seventh-round pick Jeremy Gallon, according to a league source.

The wide receiver out of Michigan put up impressive numbers as a collegian — the 5-foot-8, 187-pounder had 89 catches for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He also posted good numbers as a return man, compiling 589 yards on 27 kick returns in 2010, and 192 yards on 31 punt returns in 2011. However, he struggled with health over the course of the spring and summer, and the hope, according to a league source, is to get him through to New England’s 10-man practice squad.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Report: Pats cut DE Jake Bequette, LB Steve Beauharnais, DT Jerel Worthy

08.30.14 at 12:17 pm ET
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Jake Bequette

Jake Bequette

The Patriots have released defensive end Jake Bequette, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, according to Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe.

Bequette, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end out of Arkansas, was a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2012 who played in eight games with New England. Beauharnais is a 6-foot-1, 240-pounder out of Rutgers who was a seventh-round choice of the Patriots out of Rutgers in 2013. Primarily a special teamer, he had one tackle last season. The 24-year-old Worthy, who was acquired earlier this month in a trade with the Packers, has 15 career tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Source: Patriots release RB Jonas Gray

08.30.14 at 12:02 pm ET
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Jonas Gray

Jonas Gray

The Patriots have released running back Jonas Gray, according to a league source, but are hoping to get him through to the practice squad.

The 5-foot-9, 230-pound Gray, who has been with the Dolphins and Ravens, spent most of the 2013 season on the Ravens practice squad. As a collegian, he totaled 1,100 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 34 games with the Fighting Irish from 2009-2011.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Patriots reportedly cut DB Daxton Swanson

08.30.14 at 11:43 am ET
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Daxton Swanson

Daxton Swanson

The Patriots have released defensive back Daxton Swanson, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Swanson, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Colts on April 30, 2013 out of Sam Houston State. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder was released by the Colts on Oct. 29, 2013 and was signed to the Niners practice squad on Nov. 18, 2013. He was released by San Francisco on May 12. Swanson finished his college career as the school’€™€™s all-time leader in interceptions with 14.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Report: Patriots will waive WR Josh Boyce

08.30.14 at 11:27 am ET
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Wide receiver Josh Boyce will be waived by the Patriots on Saturday as part of the roster cuts, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Boyce, a fourth-round pick out of TCU last year, never seemed to click as part of the Patriots offense. In nine games last season, he had nine catches for 121 yards, but was limited because of injury. This spring and summer, he appeared to struggle at times, and looked to be the odd man out on a team that picked up free-agent wide receiver Brandon LaFell in the offseason.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Source: WR Brian Tyms ‘safe’ with Patriots through 4-game suspension

08.30.14 at 11:18 am ET
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Brian Tyms

Brian Tyms

Wide receiver Brian Tyms’ spot with the Patriots is “safe until after the suspension,” according to a league source.

Tyms, who must serve a four-game ban for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers — he said it could be traced back to Adderall — has been the feel-good story of the summer for the Patriots. The former foster child who was living in his car as a teenager led New England with 11 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason.

While he’s serving his suspension, Tyms does not count toward the 53-man roster limit. New England has to be down to 53 player by the league-mandated dealing of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Patriots release OL Jon Halapio, DB Shamiel Gary

08.30.14 at 10:51 am ET
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Jon Halapio

Jon Halapio

The Patriots have informed sixth-round pick Jon Halapio he will be released, according to a league source. In addition, a league source has confirmed that the Patriots are set to release defensive back Shamiel Gary.

Halapio, taken 179th overall out of Florida, is a 6-foot-3, 321-pound interior lineman who started all 13 games at right guard for the Gators in 2013. Overall, the St. Petersburg native appeared in 51 games and made 43 starts in his collegiate career.

Gary, 23, played his first two college seasons at Wyoming (2009-10) before transferring to Oklahoma State and redshirting in 2011. The 6-foot, 210-pounder started every game in 2012 and 2013 at strong safety. Last season, he started all 10 regular season games in which he played and finished with 47 total tackles. As a freshman in 2009, he intercepted three passes in his first collegiate game.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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