Patriots slate slashed 2022: Release tracker as 53-man squad takes shape

Get ready for a flurry of roster moves across the NFL on Tuesday.

Clubs have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to reduce their roster to 53 players, which means the New England Patriots must drop at least 25 players from their active roster during the day.

Not all of these players will leave the organization, like the Patriots can accommodate up to 16 players in its practice squad and can also send players to the injured reserve list.

But the 53-man roster will be made up of the players most likely to contribute at the NFL level in 2022, and there are several roster battles that will be decided at 4 p.m. ET.

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Follow below for all of the Patriots roster cuts before 4 p.m. ET, plus other notable roster cut-related news. (All times Eastern.)

4:13 p.m.: Rookie offensive tackle Kody Russey reportedly is out.

3:53 p.m.: Another wide receiver was cut, with Lil’ Jordan Humphrey would have been waived. Humphrey had some good times in the preseason and could land with another team after spending his first three NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

3:45 p.m.: Tre Nixon wide receiver apparently wouldn’t make the 53-player roster despite a strong off-season. The 2021 seventh-round pick should find his way to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

3:40 p.m.: Patriots waive Bill Murray (not the actor), per PFF’s Doug Kyed. Murray took reps on the offensive and defensive lines during training camp and could end up on the practice squad.

3:15 p.m.: The Patriots reportedly released linebacker Cam McGrone a year after taking him to the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Michigan product looked set to play a role in the Patriots’ defense this season after missing his rookie campaign through injury, but never saw the field in the preseason.

2:55 p.m.: Linebacker Nate Wieland is the latest casualty on the list, PFF’s Doug Kyed reports.

2:53 p.m.: Defensive tackle Jeremiah Pharms Jr., who signed with New England in July outside of the USFL, would have been cut.

2:40 p.m.: wide receiver Josh Hammond is waived after signing with the Patriots at the start of training camp, per Pro Football Focus’ Doug Kyed.

2:25 p.m.: Will Sherman is the latest offensive lineman to come out, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

2:04 p.m.: Three other cuts in the list, according to ESPN’s Yates Field: defensive lineman Henry Anderson, defensive back/special team Justin Bethel and running back JJ Taylor.

The outings of Taylor and Harris bode well for rookie running back Pierre Strong Jr. and veteran Ty Montgomery (despite his injury) making list.

1:55 p.m.: Patriots waive Arlington Hambright, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who reports that the versatile offensive lineman is “a potential claim.” Hambright would likely land on New England’s practice squad if he went unclaimed.

1:35 p.m.: New England would have published rookie running back Kevin Harris after taking him in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Harris is a strong candidate for the practice squad.

1:20 p.m.: Offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais, who spent three seasons in the CFL before joining the Patriots this season, would have been released.

1:13 p.m.: Veteran linebacker and special team member Harvey Langi will be released, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports.

1:05 p.m.: Cornerback Terrance Mitchell should be released, by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. The Patriots signed Mitchell to a one-year, $3 million contract in March.

11:40 a.m.: We have our first Patriots cut of the day…Tight end Devin Asiasi was released, per NFL Network’s Mike Giardi.

11:30 a.m.: Matt Rhule followed through on his threat, it seems. The Carolina Panthers reportedly released cornerback Kenny Robinsonwho gave Patriots wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson a concussion with great success during the joint training session of the teams which sparked a massive brawl.

8am: With New England yet to make a cut, a pair of former Patriots just lost their jobs: Kansas City Chiefs released the wide receiver Josh Gordon and defensive tackle Danny Sheltonby reports.

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