The Patriots reinstated center Dustin Woodard to their roster earlier this week. They waived Woodard on Friday.
New England made the former Memphis center a seventh-round draft choice in 2020, but he retired during training camp. He decided to return this season.
But if Woodard is going to get a chance ever to play in the NFL, it appears he will have to get that chance somewhere other than New England.
Woodard started 52 games at Memphis, first at guard and then at center.