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NFL Roster Cuts: Patriots Cut Sammy Morris

NFL roster cuts are never fun because, like players tell the media after they are released, the NFL is indeed a business. Running that business must be made all the more difficult when teams have to make a decision like the New England Patriots did on Saturday when they cut veteran running back Sammy Morris.

Morris, a utility back who has seen quite a bit of time in the Patriots backfield over the past four seasons despite never being the team's opening day starter, was released on Saturday for what his agent says is the first time in the player's 11-year NFL career.

"In twelve years I've never had this talk with Patriots RB Sammy Morris ... just notified of his release," Morris's agent, Mark Slough, wrote on Twitter. "Sammy is consummate professional and a class act."

SB Nation Boston reports that this might not be the end of the road for Morris, however, citing NESN's Jeff Howe.

"Sammy Morris could be a victim of his proximity. Lives in Foxboro area. Knows offense. Could essentially be 54th player on Pats' roster."

If he's brought back later in the season, good for him, but I'm sure that's not what he's thinking about on the day he was released.


NFL Roster Cuts: Tommie Harris Released By Indianapolis Colts, According To Report

NFL roster cuts are completely underway considering every team has to get down the NFL-mandated 53-man roster before the end of the weekend. As one might expect, the surprises are also underway -- including the Indianapolis Colts cutting veteran defensive lineman Tommie Harris.

Harris was cut by the Colts on Saturday afternoon, according to a report from Pro Football Talk, after being signed as a free agent this offseason. Harris played his first seven seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Stampede Blue, SB Nation's Indianapolis Colts' blog, isn't happy about the transaction.

Harris had played well in preseason, providing a strong inside pass rush that the Colts haven't had. Needless to say, this is a pretty stupid roster move. But, whatever. If the Colts are in the bottom half of the league again in sacks and struggle to stop the run, it's moves like this we can all trace back to.

The Colts have apparently also cut running back Javarris James on their quest to reach the 53-man roster limit.

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