Five-year veteran tight end D.J. Williams and second-year defensive lineman Marcus Forston have been released by the New England Patriots, the team announced.
Williams has been sidelined with an injury the past few weeks, and his release just speaks to how fluid the Patriots tight end position is. After Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui, there is no stability for the Pats, and they may end up just carrying those two players after the final cuts are made. Forston wasn’t expected to make the final roster, as the interior of the Patriots defensive line is pretty much finalized. Forston is one of those camp bodies that has bounced around quite a bit in the NFL, and I am sure he will find himself on a roster once again. Perhaps even in New England.
These leaves two open roster spots for the Pats, and while they probably won’t bring in anyone that will stick, they certainly could use some “filler” guys for the final preaseason contest in New York. I expect they will add another tight end, and possibly a linebacker or defensive lineman.