FOXBORO -- Defensive back Justin Green, who was signed off the practice squad Saturday and played in Sunday night's win over the Broncos, was released Tuesday by the Patriots. New England also cut defensive lineman Marcus Fortson.
Green, 22, was signed as a rookie free agent in late July and made it to the final cut in late August before being released. He was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1.
Fortson, best known as the lineman added to the 53-man roster just prior to last January's AFC Championship Game, played in three games as a reserve this year.