New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are not waiting until Saturday to make cuts to their roster.

In a day that’s already seen Jordan Richards shipped to the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, the Patriots have since cut at least three players from their preseason roster, according to multiple reports.

Starting on the offensive line, The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reports that guard Jason King has been cut. The 24-year-old King has bounced around the Patriots’ roster and practice like no other over the last year plus.

At the wideout spot, and per the Boston Sports Journal’s Chris Price, wide receiver Paul Turner has been waived. Turner, whose horrific Thursday showing did not help his (slim) chances of making the 53-man squad, does have practice squad eligibility.

And as expected after being signed as Preseason Game 4 filler earlier this week, Khalfani Muhammed has been cut, per NESN’s Doug Kyed. Muhammed rushed for 21 yards on four carries, and caught one pass for seven yards in Thursday’s 17-12 win.

UPDATE: The Patriots also released CB Ryan Lewis, WR Devin Lucien, and DL Frank Herron as part of their initial cutdowns.