Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks on from the sideline during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Two, Cut Two


If you love boring, back-end roster moves, then this is the season for you. That is the only NFL news worth covering at this time, as teams slowly begin to get back to work for the 2014 season. However things will pick up eventually, as the summer is a time of promise for all 32 squads (well, except for the Jets).

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots have released defensive back Jeremy Deering, and wideout Greg Orton. They also have signed defensive back Daxton Swanson, and defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu.

The New England Patriots continue to tweak the back end of their roster, signing first-year defensive back Daxton Swanson and rookie defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu on Thursday, while releasing rookie defensive back Jeremy Deering (Rutgers) and first-year wide receiver Greg Orton(Purdue).

The Patriots’ roster remains at 88 players, which is two shy of where they are allowed to be. I would expect Bill Belichick to continue tweaking his roster throughout the remainder of the offseason.

As for Swanson and Tuipulotu, I don’t really know what to expect. They could be cut shortly, like a lot of the other undrafted free agents, or they may impress the coaches, and end up making the final roster. Only time will tell.

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