Patriots cut nine players to meet NFL's 80-player requirement

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The New England Patriots announced on Sunday that the team has cut nine players in order to meet the NFL's new training camp requirement of 80-man rosters. The moves come a day after the team released defensive back Lenzy Pipkins.

Out of the nine players released, eight of them signed with the Patriots as undrafted rookies in 2020. Here's the full list:

DB Malik Gant
WR Will Hastings
QB Brian Lewerke
DB Adarius Pickett
WR Sean Riley
QB J’Mar Smith
LB Kyahva Tezino
DL Courtney Wallace
WR Isaiah Zuber

Defensive back Malik Gant was among the nine players cut by the Patriots on Sunday. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)
Defensive back Malik Gant was among the nine players cut by the Patriots on Sunday. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

Gant was also an undrafted free agent, first signing with the Pats during the 2019 offseason.

Veterans are expected to report to training camp by Tuesday. Stay tuned to 98.5 The Sports Hub for the latest on Patriots camp and check back here for full coverage, including previews and upcoming roster projections.

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