The New England Patriots yesterday waived Malik Cunningham. But somewhat lost with that announcement was the release of another Patriots player: DE Trey Flowers. Since Flowers had started the season on the PUP list, the Patriots had a 21-day window to active or release him after he returned to practice. Flowers first day back at practice was October 4, which meant today was the deadline to make a decision on his status. Flowers played his first four years in New England (2015-2018) before leaving in free agency. He was a starting defensive end on two Super Bowl champions with the Patriots.
Also yesterday, former Patriot Chase Winovich announced his retirement from the NFL. He was a third round pick of the Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Michigan. After three seasons with the Patriots he was traded to the Cleveland Browns for LB Mack Wilson, Sr. Winovich played the 2022 season with the Browns. This season he was waived by the Texans out of camp, signed with the Dolphins practice squad, and was active for Miami’s win over New England earlier this season.
Winovich announced his retirement in a statement on Instagram. He said, ““It has been a wild 21 years playing football!!! The time has come for me to serve the universe in other ways.”
Plus Malik Cunningham, Josh Allen, Justyn Ross, Jabrill Peppers and more in today’s edition of Patriots Daily…
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Patriots Football Now – Why was Malik Cunningham waived?
Patriots Football Now – Report Card: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
AFC East News
AP News – Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen questions his own ‘low positive’ approach
Pro Football Network – Miami Dolphins deal with fallout of OL Isaiah Wynn headed to IR
New York Post – New York Jets increasing ticket prices due to Aaron Rodgers demand
NFL.com – Detroit Lions release WR Marvin Jones after he had announced he was ‘stepping away’ from team
ESPN – Kansas City Chiefs WR Justyn Ross charged with domestic battery, property damage
CBS Sports – Denver Broncos DB Kareem Jackson has suspension reduced to two games
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Fun Fact of the Day
NFL teams winning the turnover battle are much more likely to succeed, but not always. Three times in NFL history a team has had a turnover margin of +7 but still lost the game:
Oct. 15, 1961 – San Francisco 49ers 38, Minnesota Vikings 24
Sept. 24, 1967 – Green Bay Packers 13, Chicago Bears 10
Oct. 30, 1983 – Pittsburgh Steelers 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12
Tweet of the Day
Today’s PFN Tweet of the Day comes from Carlos (@LosTalksPats) with some love for New England Patriots defensive star on Sunday Jabrill Peppers…
Jabrill Peppers has been nothing but amazing for the #Patriots this year — as both a leader and as a presence on the field.
Peppers is currently the highest graded run defender in the league (93.0) and he has been the catalyst of some major plays.
He added to his impressive… pic.twitter.com/WT63Ne1fUd
— Carlos (@LosTalksPats) October 24, 2023