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Patriots make round of cuts that includes Niko Koutouvides, Mike Zupancic

08.26.13 at 1:03 pm ET
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The Patriots announced a series of roster moves Monday, one day before they must have their roster down to 75 as mandated by the league.

The team re-signed rookie cornerback Stephon Morris, who had been released Aug. 1, and rookie defensive lineman Scott Vallone, who was cut last Monday.

The Patriots released first-year wide receiver Kamar Aiken, rookie cornerback Brandon Jones, nine-year veteran linebacker Niko Koutouvides, second-year cornerback LeQuan Lewis and rookie long-snapper Mike Zupancic.

The Patriots also placed rookie defense lineman Cory Grissom and second-year tackle Markus Zusevics on injured reserve, and placed first-year defensive lineman Armond Armstead and rookie wide receiver Mark Harrison on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Following the moves, the Patriots roster stands at 78.

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