The Patriots cut three players on Monday and they dispatched three more on Tuesday to drop their roster to 74 players ahead of this week’s third preseason game.
According to multiple reports, the three players sent packing are running back Donald Brown, cornerback E.J. Biggers and defensive tackle Frank Kearse. All three players were signed as free agents this offseason.
Brown underwhelmed with the Chargers over the last two seasons and wasn’t able to practice for the last few weeks due to an undisclosed injury. The Patriots running back group now features LeGarrette Blount, James White, Brandon Bolden, Tyler Gaffney, James Develin, Joey Iosefa and the injured Dion Lewis.
Biggers has been a regular for the Buccaneers, Redskins and Eagles over the last three seasons, but was behind younger corners in the battle for roster spots in the Patriots secondary. Kearse also found himself looking up at several other defensive tackles at what’s shaping up to be a deep position for the Pats in 2016.