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BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots released tight end Evan Landi and defensive lineman Anthony Rashad White, trimming their roster to meet the NFL-mandatory 75-man limit.
Landi went undrafted in this year’s draft and originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a rookie free agent. He was released, and signed with the Patriots on August 13. He caught three touchdowns in his fours years at South Florida, and was brought in by New England as insurance for their ailing tight end group.
White signed with the Patriots on July 22 after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who he signed with as a rookie free agent in April. The 6-foot-2, 330-pounder was a three-year letter winner as a nose tackle at Michigan State.
There will be 22 more cuts or roster moves by Saturday evening, when teams have to be down to 53 players on their roster.
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