According to a source, veteran Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light is officially retired.
The Patriots have apparently taken the step of adding him to the reserve/retired list, making his retirement official at least on the team level. This currently frees up about $5 Million in cap space and opens up a roster spot.
This comes as no surprise as rumors have been swirling around for months of his eminent retirement.
It’s still possible that Light changes his mind. All he would have to do is notify them.
The NFL announced an expansion of 90 roster spots just yesterday, so you can see why the Patriots would do this in anticipation of the draft. Unsigned players would count against this roster limit.