By Tom E. CurranThe Patriots - like the rest of the league - have until 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon to lop their rolls down to 75. Unlike many teams, though, the Patriots are at 85 as opposed to 90 players. There's plenty of players they can cull without too much event so the likelihood there will be a seismic move Sunday or Monday is low. Not impossible, but low. Some of the likely suspects for release are the guys who didn't get into Friday night's game at Tampa without clear injury or personnel situation (like Brian Hoyer sitting so Ryan Mallett could get his quarterback reps) keeping them down. The guys who didn't play who may be in trouble are: CB Will Allen, S Josh Barrett, S Ross Ventrone, DE Aaron Lavarias, OL Jeremiah Warren, OL Matt Kopa, OL Dustin Waldron, OL Derek Dennis and DL Tim Bulman. Others who could be up against it are wide receivers Jessie Holley and Jeremy Ebert, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and tight ends Spencer Larsen and Tyler Urban.
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