Report: Patriots cut Branch, Hoyer, Koppen among others

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Report: Patriots cut Branch, Hoyer, Koppen among others

It's "Cut Day" around the NFL which means teams have to shave their roster from 75 players to 53 players.

That means a lot of tough decisions have to be made, and the Patriots are no exception.

They reportedly parted ways with wide receiver Deion Branch, backup QB Brian Hoyer and longtime center Dan Koppen today, according to the Boston Globe.

James Ihedigbo also tweeted his departure from the Patriots.

Report: Patriots sign nine undrafted free agents

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Report: Patriots sign nine undrafted free agents

The Patriots have reportedly added nine undrafted free agents after selecting nine players in the 2016 NFL Draft.

DJ Foster, RB/WR, Arizona State
Shaquille Powell, RB, Duke
De’Runnya Wilson, TE/WR, Miss State
Steven Scheu, TE, Vanderbilt
Woodrow Hamilton, DT, Mississippi State
CJ Johnson, LB, Mississippi State
V’Angelo Bentley, CB, Illinois
Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
Cre’Von LeBlanc, CB, Florida Atlantic

Foster is arguably the highest profile player the Patriots signed and was filmed celebrating the moment.

Foster has the versatility the Patriots looks for. He played running back over his first three collegiate seasons before shifting to wide receiver. He finished his career at Arizona State with 666 total touches for 4,813 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Stay tuned for more…