The New England Patriots cut their roster down to the league-mandated 53-man limit on Saturday by releasing 15 players and making five additional roster moves. The two most notable moves saw the team release recent Pro Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather and utility running back Sammy Morris. While Morris will likely remain on speed dial with the Patriots, Meriweather had managed to work his way from number one pick and Pro Bowler, into Bill Belichick's dog house fairly quickly.
In addition to the cuts, the Patriots placed Ron Brace, Brandon Deaderick and Kevin Faulk on the reserve/PUP list, Marcus Cannon on reserve/non-football injury list, and Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve.
Among the players kept, it is interesting to note that the team kept seven defensive tackles. I would imagine some of them are able to move over to defensive end as well, and it's possible one of them could find himself cut before the season even begins. The folks at Pats Pulpit expect "Waiver Wire Sunday" to be a busy day for the Patriots as Bill Belichick generally makes several moves from the waiver wire and ensuing free agency.