Report: Patriots Release Running Back And O-Lineman

The preseason has just finished, and the New England Patriots are already shrinking their roster. Who will make the 53-man roster? This O-lineman sure won’t make it.

The Patriots traded safety Jordan Richards and released Paul Turner. Two more players got to the exit, and the info was confirmed by Jeff Howe of The Athletic. The team has released O-lineman Jason King and running back Khalfani Muhammad.

Muhammad was accepted earlier this weak for the preseason finale against the New York Giants. He notched four carries for 21 yards. The Patriots already have a deep backfield with James White, Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel their roster spot is secured, and Jeremy Hill is competing with Mike Gillislee. Who will go out?

The Titans drafted Muhammad in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Tennessee cut him a little later, and pushed him to their practice squad. He was then promoted to the active roster in December. Muhammad hasn’t had his NFL debut, but he rushed for 2,073 yards on 5.8 yards per carry and had 11 touchdowns during his collegiate career. He was able to catch 55 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns.

King has had his in-and-out game with the Patriots in the last period. He was released back in May, and then returned to the team. The Patriots released him last season before the beginning of the regular season. King was later signed on the team’s practice squad. After the release, King signed on with the Raven’s practice squat in October. The Patriots called him again, and then he re-joined the practice squad.

The Patriots have a nice depth on the offensive line. Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason have their guard spots. Ted Karras is a solid backup at either spot.

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