Patriots Cuts: Ballard Moved To PUP
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BOSTON (CBS) – Monday will be a tough day for the New England Patriots — and all NFL teams for that matter — as they have until 4pm to trim their roster down to 75 players.
11:22 a.m.: The Globe’s Shalise Manza Young is reporting the Patriots have moved tight end Jake Ballard to the reserve/PUP list. They’re now down to 78 players on the roster.
9:10 a.m.: Pro Football talk is reporting receiver Donte’ Stallworth is among those that will be cut.
Stallworth did not play until the fourth quarter of Friday night’s preseason loss to the Buccaneers.
The Baltimore Sun is also reporting New England will cut ties with fullback Spencer Larsen.
– Over the weekend, the Patriots reportedly released safeties Ross Ventrone and Josh Barrett, along with veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren.
Early Monday morning, New England reportedly cut defensive lineman Tim Bulman.
A few players who did not play in Friday night and find themselves on the roster bubble for New England include cornerback Will Allen, offensive linemen Jeremiah Warren, Matt Kopa, Dustin Waldron, and Derek Dennis. Linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and tight ends Spencer Larsen and Tyler Urban also find themselves on the roster bubble.
In addition to Stallworth, receivers Jessie Holley and Jeremy Ebert could be looking for new jobs come this afternoon.
Final roster cuts are due Friday night by 9 pm when teams need to trim their roster to 53.