July 27, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Tim Bulman walks onto the field during the training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

New England Patriots release Tim Bulman


As reported by ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots have released 29-year-old veteran defensive lineman Tim Bulman. The move comes as no surprise, as he was listed by many as one of the likely cuts as the Patriots move forward and cut down to 75 men before 4:00 p.m. eastern.

Bulman is a Massachusetts native and has played for the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans in his career, most recently spending time with Houston. He recorded four tackles this preseason and was never a serious contender to make the roster. He’s a veteran depth guy who should be able to latch onto a team as a practice squad member.

An undersized Boston College product, Tim Bulman made the Texans 53-man roster last season due to a lack of depth at the position as the Texans transferred to Wade Phillips’s 3-4 scheme. He held value for the Texans and could have been a rotational piece for the team, but things didn’t end up that way.

With that in mind, Bulman will be able to find a gig somewhere else but most likely as a practice squad guy. He provides veteran leadership and can play at any position on the defensive line. And hey, he’s a BC grad so it’s good to root for him. But, of course, there was no chance he would make the 53-man roster and very little chance that he would make it past today’s cuts.

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