The Patriots won’t bring defensive back Cyrus Jones back for a third season with the team.
Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that Jones is among the players who will be cut as the roster drops to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Jones was a second-round pick in 2016 and appeared in 10 games during his rookie year as both a defensive player and kick returner. He missed all of last season after a knee injury.
There’s no final word on who earned spots in New England Sven Baertschi Jersey , but Jones’ departure could bode well for J.C. Jackson, Keion Crossen and/or Jason McCourty.
According to multiple reports, the Patriots are also parting ways with 2016 third-round pick Vincent Valentine. The defensive tackle also landed on injured reserve with a knee injury last year. He had 19 tackles and a sack in 13 games as a rookie.
Dez Bryant’s Twitter troll game is in All-Pro form.
The free-agent wide receiver called out his former team with a series of critical tweets aimed at the Dallas Cowboys after they dropped their season opener.
Bryant was released in April after eight seasons with the team and remains unsigned. He has received interest from Cleveland and Baltimore, but his thoughts were with the Cowboys during — and after — their 16-8 season-opening loss at Carolina.
When one fan asked Bryant to have his agent call Cowboys owner Jerry Jones so Dallas could re-sign him Jeff Petry Jersey Kids , the three-time Pro Bowl selection said he was OK. He also suggested in the same response that he could fit in New England or with the Dallas’ NFC East rivals in Washington.
“I rather go somewhere I can show case my skills for real,” Bryant tweeted. “If I line up next to Gronk hogan Edelman I’m for sure getting a 1 on 1 match up plus I won’t be getting criticized controlled for expressing my love for the game..Washington is cool as well.”
When some fans suggested he was just trying to get himself a job, Bryant said he’s “not begging anyone,” and added in another tweet said he’s “not making a pitch.”
Bryant had previously been critical of the Cowboys’ playcalling on offense Womens Jason Demers Jersey , and he was at it again on Sunday.
“It’s kind of cool calling out all of the signals and knowing which route players are about run,” he wrote.
Bryant later posted a laughing crying face emoji when Cowboys beat writer Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News tweeted that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan declined comment after the game.
After a barrage of tweets, Bryant said he would be done talking about the Cowboys after Sunday .
“If I try to say something good or a factual it always turned out to be negative plus I don’t want it to seem that’s where I’m focused,” he tweeted. “I know the team well so it’s hard not for me to speak .. all I ever cared about was winning.”