New England Patriots

By Alex Barth,

It’s officially cutdown season in Foxborough.

After waiving wide receiver Mohamed Sanu last night, the Patriots trimmed two more players off their roster late Thursday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the team has waived cornerback Michael Jackson, while defensive tackle Michael Barnett was waived with an injury designation. Both players had not been spotted at practice in recent days.

The Patriots acquired Jackson in early August via trade, sending a conditional 2022 seventh-round pick to the Detroit Lions. Jackson did have some flashes early in camp, but the talent and depth ahead of him at the position made him a long shot for the roster.

Barnett was signed in late August. The rookie UDFA from Georgia spent most of his time with the Patriots injured.

With these two moves, the Patriots now have 77 players on the roster. They need to be down to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday. For updates throughout the weekend, be sure to bookmark

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