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The New England Patriots as well as the other 31 NFL teams had until 9 p.m. ET on Friday evening to get their roster down to the league maximum of 53 players and if you had a Super Bowl ring or two it didn’t mean you were safe in Foxboro.
Gone are two time Super Bowl Super Bowl champions C Dan Koppen and WR Deion Branch. Also apparently having dressed for the last time as a Patriot is fourth year QB Brian Hoyer.
Those released were:
WR Deion Branch
C Dan Koppen
QB Brian Hoyer
S James Ihedigbo
DE Aaron Lavarias (PS)
CB Derrick Martin
S Sergio Brown
RB Eric Kettani (PS)
OL Matt Kopa (PS)
OL Darion Weems (PS)
TE Alex Silvestro (PS)
G Derrick Dennis (PS)
WR Jeremy Ebert (PS)
WR Jesse Holley
LB Niko Koutouvides
LB Jeff Tarpinian
WR Kerry Taylor (PS)
TE Tyler Urban (PS)
OL Dustin Waldron (PS)
G Jeremiah Warren (PS)
CB Malcolm Williams (PS)
DL Marcus Harrison
RB Jeff Demps
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