NFL free agency is about a month away, but teams around the league will tinker with their rosters leading up to the new league year. That includes the New England Patriots, who made a trio of moves on Wednesday.
As first reported by Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have waived wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson, defensive back Tae Hayes, and kicker Quinn Nordin. All three players were on minimal contracts so these moves won’t have massive salary cap implications. According to Patriots salary cap expert Miguel Benzan, the move increased the team’s cap number for the start of free agency by $260K.