Patriots Cut Former Starter After The 2024 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots will enter the 2024 NFL season with a different roster. They made a few major changes in the offseason and also brought a bunch of new names. The Patriots used all their picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, drafting Drake Maye with the No.3 pick. They also signed a great group of undrafted free agents.

However, head coach Jerod Mayo cut ties with some of the former Patriots players. Tackle Conor McDermot will not enter the new season with the Patriots. The offensive lineman started just five games at left tackle in 2023. Former Patriots head coach Bill Belichick used him to replace some of the players on the injury report.

McDermott had one year left on his deal with the Patriots. The team got him off the New York Jets’ practice unit. Releasing him gives the Patriots at least one million against the cap. McDermott played on Belichick’s team in 2022 and also started six games at right tackle.

Patriots made necessary changes after the 2024 NFL Draft

The talented player spent the first two seasons of his NFL career Buffalo Bills. He played in eight games during his time with the team. When it comes to his time with Jets, McDermott played with the team since the 2019 NFL season. He made 35 appearances with the team and made his way to another team.

McDermott saw action in 55 games with 17 starts. He played college football at UCLA and now he has an option to go somewhere else. He has great skill set and NFL teams would benefit from his skills.

There are several potential scenarios for the tackle, but New England doesn’t seem to be part of the bigger picture.

The Patriots made big plans about their future. Jerod Mayo embraced a great challenge with the team and has to make a difference in the upcoming season. He won’t be the next Bill Belichick, but Robert Kraft trusts his potential.