The Patriots made a roster move on Monday, waiving rookie long snapper Ross Reiter. Reiter had signed with the team as a UDFA in May.
As a junior at Colorado State last year, Reiter was a second-team All-American. He was a three year starter for the Rams before declaring for the NFL Draft as a junior.
In past years, it hasn’t been uncommon for the Patriots to bring in a second long snapper to lighten the workload of starter Joe Cardona in the spring. Cardona – a fifth-round pick in 2015 – is set to begin his eighth season with the Patriots.
With Reiter being waived, the Patriots’ roster now sits at 85 players. They can have as many as 90 players under contract up until the first roster cutdown on Aug. 16, when that limit drops to 85 players.