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The New England Patriots have released veteran tight ends Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells.
The moves indicate Rob Gronkowski might be ready sooner than expected after missing all four exhibition games following back surgery. He is one of three tight ends on the roster.
New England released 10 players on Friday and must reduce its roster by 12 more to reach the regular-season limit of 53 players by Saturday's deadline.
Tim Tebow could be in jeopardy despite playing his best preseason game on Thursday night. The third-string quarterback completed 6 of 11 passes for 91 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and four sacks in a 28-20 win over the New York Giants.
Other veterans cut were defensive end Marcus Benard, wide receiver Johnathan Haggerty and linebacker Mike Rivera.
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(John Wilcox/Boston Herald) The New England Patriots have released two more players. Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells were released by the team today according to multiple reports. The move most likely indicates that the Patriots plan to keep rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld and Michael Hoomanawanui and activate Rob Gronkowski from the PUP list. Ballard did not see the field for the Patriots...
(John Wilcox/Boston Herald) The New England Patriots have released two more players. Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells were released by the team today according to multiple reports. The move most likely indicates that the Patriots plan to keep rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld and Michael Hoomanawanui and activate Rob Gronkowski from the PUP list. Ballard did not see the field for the...
“Releasing tight ends Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells. Ballard, who was claimed on waivers in...
The Patriots decided to part ways with another tight end. This time they released Jake Ballard.
The #Patriots have also released TE Jake Ballard, formerly of the Giants, I'm told.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2013
Many people thought Ballard would help the Pats with Rob Gronkowski injured and Aaron Hernandez gone. That clearly won’t be the case.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots have released tight end Daniel Fells.
The #Patriots have cut TE Daniel Fells, source tells me. Signed a three-year, $5.25M contract last year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2013
This isn’t a surprise. Fells didn’t do much to help himself this preseason.
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The New England Patriots cut a pair of tight ends on Friday.
With the releasing of Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells the Patriots sent a message that they expect Rob Gronkowski to avoid the PUP list to start the season.
Ballard, 25, never made it above third on the depth chart and his bad knees have taken away any assets he could have brought a team.
The #Patriots have cut TE Daniel...
Tight end Jake Ballard was waived by the New England Patriots.Fantasy Spin:With Ballard looking slower than molasses, the Patriots found youngster Zach Sudfeld (Nevada) to be a better option behind Rob Gronkowski.
The Patriots have made two more notable cuts today, releasing tight ends Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells, neither of whom made much of an impact during their time with the Patriots.
Ballard never seemed to fully recover from his knee injury during his time in New England
Originally thought to contribute in the absence of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, neither produced very...
The New England Patriots announced Friday that they have released 10 players, cutting the roster to 65. They will have to be at 53-players by 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Five veteran players Released TE Jake Ballard
The Patriots entered the spring with what seemed to be an unfair surplus at the tight end position.
At the top of the depth chart sat Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, two of the best tight ends the NFL had to offer. Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui, all former NFL starters, were set to compete for the reserve spots. A lot can change in four short months...
The Patriots have to cut their roster down to 53 players by Saturday afternoon, and they got a headstart on the process on Friday.
Tight end Daniel Fells was cut by the team early Friday afternoon, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Fells spent the 2012 season with the Patriots, catching just four passes for 85 yards but making his biggest impact as a blocker and on special...
2 p.m. ET: The next two days will be tough ones for NFL players.
On Saturday at 4 p.m., NFL teams will have to cut their rosters from 75 players down to 53. Some teams, like the hometown New England Patriots, have got a head start on the cuts, though.
The Patriots have already released tight ends Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells, according to multiple reports, and defensive lineman...
Saturday is roster cut down day so stay with CLNS Radio for all the latest moves. Cuts to 53: QB Tim Tebow, DE Jermaine Cunningham, P Zoltan Mesko, DT Marcus Forston, WR Quentin Sims, RB George Winn, TE Jake Ballard, FB Ben Bartholomew, DL Marcus Benard, TE Daniel Fells, WR Johnathan Haggerty, OL Luke Patterson, DL Gilbert Peña, LB Mike Rivera, OL Matt Stankiewitch, DL Scott Vallone...