New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots once again have an open spot on their 90-man roster. On Thursday afternoon, the team released linebacker and special teams ace LaRoy Reynolds, as first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Reynolds was not spotted at the team’s media-available OTA practice on Thursday.

Reynolds originally signed with the Patriots in late March on a one-year, $1.2 million contract. According to Reiss, the release comes with a yet-to-be-reported injury settlement.

A career special teams coverage player, Reynolds was expected to compete for a special teams role on a team that is returning the majority of its special teams players, who made up one of the best units in the league last season.

This wasn’t the only roster move the Patriots made on Thursday. Before practice, it was reported the team had signed tight end Troy Fumagalli and released fullback Danny Vitale.

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