Patriots Confirm Two Roster Moves Ahead of Training Camp

Two players won’t have to wait until September to see the results of Bill Belichick’s final roster trimming. The New England Patriots made some moves early in the offseason and drafted players who may contribute to the game in 2022. Some of these players will fill up the voids on the Patriots roster. Other Patriots players didn’t even make training camp.

The Patriots are releasing defensive lineman Byron Cowart. This is not the only move they made. They have also placed wide receiver Malcolm Perry on the reserve/retired list.

Cowart joined the Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a fifth-round pick for the Patriots, but didn’t see any action in 2021. The 26-year-old delivered 29 total tackles and one sack in his time with the Patriots. He measures at 6’3’’ and 300 pounds and now he will be looking for a home somewhere else.

Perry retires so he can return to the Navy. The Miami Dolphins selected him in 2020, hoping to get the best of his talent. Well, he split his time in the NFL between the Dolphins, Patriots, and New Orleans Saints. Belichick offered him a futures contract earlier this season, but there’s no room for Perry on the 2022 roster. Several sources report that Perry will retire so he can join the Navy again. Seems legit?

Patriots to look different after training camp

Belichick won’t stop making changes to his roster. He seems to have secured every position on his roster. Patriots players will have a chance to show their skills in training camp as it will be the most important test ahead of training camp. Most players did a good job in spring OTAs and their positions on the depth chart are well cemented. This doesn’t apply to those who struggled in 2021 and they can easily lose their job after training camp.

Patriots training camp will begin Wednesday. It’s an important part of the preparations for the upcoming season. Everything will be clearer in a few weeks. Who will be the next to leave the team? Any guesses?