The New England Patriots released rookie cornerback Ameer Speed on Thursday. Speed was a a sixth round pick (214 overall) in the 2023 NFL Draft. A cornerback from Michigan State, he has been active for five games this season, appearing almost exclusively as a special teams player.
Ameer Speed’s release leaves the Patriots 53-man roster currently at 52, as no corresponding move was announced. It is possible one of the PUP or IR players coming back (ST Cody Davis, DL Trey Flowers, CB Jack Jones) could take Speed’s spot.
Yesterday was another rough day health-wise for the Patriots, as 20 players either did not participate in practice (DNP) or had limited participation (LP). The only good news was DB Jabrill Pepper (LP on Wednesday) was back to full participation. And LT Trent Brown went from DNP on Wednesday to LP on Thursday.
With so many players on the injury report, one starts to question (as Tedy Bruschi did last Sunday) if this is all bad luck, or if they are motivated to play.
Plus DeVante Adams trade talk, Jerry Jeudy vs. Steve Smith Sr., and Mac Jones aging like a president in today’s edition of Patriots Daily…
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Patriots Football Now – Meet the newest Patriots: William Bradley-King and Patrick Taylor
PFN+ – NFL Power Rankings entering Week 7; new #1 team as the Patriots continue to fall
AFC East News
Syracuse.com – Buffalo Bills are the betting favorites to land Raiders WR Devante Adams
All Dolphins – Miami Dolphins sack leader Andrew Van Ginkel out for Thursday’s practice
New York Post – New York Jets’ unsung heroes fueling push to end lengthy playoff drought
Steelers Now – Can Steelers cheat from Dolphins success with Tyreek Hill motion?
Yahoo! Sports – Jaguars escape with a win as Saints drop potential game tying catch in end zone
CBS Sports – Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy responds to viral interactions with Steve Smith, Sr.
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Fun Fact of the Day
Seven NFL franchises have existed every season of the Super Bowl Era (1966-Present) without winning a championship: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s PFN Tweet of the Day comes from Boston Mike (@boston_sp0rts20) showing how the first three years of the NFL have affected New England Patriots QB Mac Jones…
Mac Jones has aged 10 years since he’s joined the Patriots. Looks like the before and after shots of Presidents pic.twitter.com/cwDU34768H
— Boston 🎃 Mike (D-Pop fan) (@boston_sp0rts20) October 19, 2023