It has begun. The New England Patriots roster is starting to get downsized.
Tight end Bear Pascoe was released on Monday, signalling the beginning of the Patriots roster shedding its deadweight.
Here are three ripple effects of Pascoe getting cut:
3. Undrafted rookie tight ends Steven Scheu and Bryce Williams have fared better than the veteran.
That Pascoe was the first out of a seven-man group trying out at tight end to be released is noteworthy, as it indicates that undrafted rookies Schue and Williams have held their own this preseason.
WIlliams and his long hair are hard to miss at practice. It’s still pretty doubtful that Williams will be able to beat-out the likes of Clay Harbor and A.J. Derby for a spot on the active roster, but landing on the practice squad wouldn’t be such a bad thing for the East Carolina product.
Scheu hasn’t been quite as flashy as Williams, but it is still notable that he wasn’t the first tight end to get the chop. However, he could be next.
Next: 2. It’s down to Derby and Harbor