Even though the deadline for trimming NFL Rosters to 75 players or less came and went at 4pm eastern, the media relations department for the Patriots decided to put in some overtime.
Unfortunately for Patriot fans, the news wasn’t good. Leigh Bodden, who resigned with the Patriots this off-season, will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Bodden has been battling a knee injury, but we hear that there is also a shoulder issue.
Joining him on IR will be safety Josh Barrett, claimed from the Broncos, Brett Lockett, and Darryl Richard. Terrence Johnson was also released.
Devin McCourty and Darius Butler now figure to be the starting cornerbacks for the Patriots, with Terrence Wheatley and Jonathan Wilhite now nearly assured of roster spots.
The Patriots will need to make further cuts after their September 2nd game against the New York Giants to comply with the 53-man roster limit on September 4th.