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Patriots trim roster to 69

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The New England Patriots have trimmed their roster to 69 players with just under two hours left before Friday’s cut-down deadline. No roster will be quite set in stone even as the deadline passes, but they’ll be close. And the Pats are inching their way there.

We brought to you previously the Patriots’ big-name cuts: Wide receiver Deion Branch (here), and quarterback Brian Hoyer and center Dan Koppen (here).

Here are more cuts, with some help from Greg Bedard and Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe:

Safety James Ihedigbo, safety Derrick Martin, safety Sergio Brown, tackle Darrion Weems, fullback Eric Kettani, tackle Derek Dennis, and defensive end Aaron Lavarias.

On a long Friday, the Patriots have 16 more cuts to go.

UPDATE: Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports undrafted rookie guard Jeremiah Warren is also among Friday’s final cuts. So the Pats are now down to 68.

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10 Responses to “Patriots trim roster to 69”
  1. chaser44 says: Aug 31, 2012 7:40 PM

    Wonder if either of those safties are better than Jaquan Jarrett and can play for the birds.

  2. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Aug 31, 2012 7:45 PM

    All of those cuts are none suprising… Wouldve like jeremiah warren to stay to help with depth at OL though

  3. marygratton18 says: Aug 31, 2012 7:59 PM

    Man these poor guys on the bubble get tortured to the very last second.

  4. rajbais says: Aug 31, 2012 8:19 PM

    If this were a cutdown from a 3000 calorie diet only 50 would have been cut off!!!

  5. dmc1542 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:55 PM

    ^^ no kidding, now with Ebert very cut, it’s down to 68, still got a ways to go!

  6. dmc1542 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:57 PM

    Didn’t mean to say very cut. Just cut will suffice.

  7. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 31, 2012 9:22 PM

    How much deliberating did it take to cut Jeremiah Warren?

  8. coreycroom says: Aug 31, 2012 9:27 PM

    Umm…. 75 to start, cut 11 players listed above… I’m pretty sure the roster is not at 68 players. I’m not a math major though.

  9. andrewproughcfe says: Aug 31, 2012 9:34 PM

    So the Pats have given up on Ihedigbo and Brown, and are basically starting all over again in the defensive backfield. For the 3rd time in 3 years.

    Hey Belichick – the Tuna isn’t walking back through that door with Ty Law, Tebucky Jones, and Lawyer Milloy to save you again. Better start learning to draft and coach some DB’s. If you need help, you could always call Cowher and ask for advice on how to do it correctly.

  10. patsfiend says: Sep 1, 2012 12:37 AM

    chaser44 says:
    Aug 31, 2012 7:40 PM
    Wonder if either of those safties are better than Jaquan Jarrett and can play for the birds.

    Ihedigbo had his moments.

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