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Patriots release 5 players in advance of cutdown day

Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2018 - 6:03 pm

The Patriots got a head start on their cuts as they officially released five players on Friday.

Those players were: defensive lineman Frank Herron, cornerback Ryan Lewis, wide receiver Devin Lucien, running back Khalfani Muhammad and wide receiver Paul Turner. None of these came as much of a surprise.

Also, Jason King was reportedly let go, but not confirmed by the team as of yet.

As of now, the roster is officially at 83 active players and New England needs to get to 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Related: How Bill Belichick will get to 53 players