The New England Patriots are beginning to build their practice squad on Wednesday after trimming their roster to 53 men on Tuesday. New England’s roster took an interesting shape, with the team holding onto just one quarterback. Alas, Bill Belichick had a few moves up his sleeve.
Amid the big news that the Patriots planned to start quarterback Mac Jones and cut Cam Newton, New England went about business, shedding players like kicker Nick Folk, quarterback Brian Hoyer, defensive back Myles Bryant and defensive tackle Akeem Spence. Some of those players are back — others are not. Let’s dive into the initial practice squad (so far) for 2021.