The Patriots continued to trim their roster down to the required 53 on Friday, releasing 10 players in total.
On the offensive side of things, the Patriots began their day with the release of tight end/fullback Andrew Beck. An undrafted free agent out of Texas, the 23-year-old Beck had two carries for seven yards and one nine-yard catch in three preseason appearances. His lone action in Thursday’s finale came with a four-yard rush.
The team also cut ties with wideouts Ryan Davis and Damoun Patterson.
Davis’ cut from Patriots camp comes after he was bumped to the bottom of the depth chart with the activations for Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas, as well as the reinstatement of Josh Gordon, and ends his Patriot run with catches on all three of his targets for a total of 30 yards. Davis was not targeted in the third or fourth preseason game.
The 6-foot-2 Patterson, who spent the second half of last year on New England’s practice squad, meanwhile, had two grabs (three targets) for 40 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. Patterson also came through with a great play as a gunner for the Patriots in their preseason finale.
The team also released offensive linemen Martez Ivey, Cedrick Lang, Tyree St. Louis, and center Tyler Gauthier.
On the other side of the ball, defensive tackle David Parry, linebacker Christian Sam, and safety A.J. Howard were also released on Friday. Parry had two tackles in New England’s preseason finale, Sam had nine tackles in four preseason games, and Howard had four tackles in the preseason opener, but failed to register anything after that.
The Patriots have 20 cuts to go to get to their 53-man roster.