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Patriots cut LB Murrell, WR Ross

8/30/2011

The Patriots announced that veteran linebacker Marques Murrell and rookie receiver Jeremy Ross, two longshots to make the roster, have been released.

In addition, the team finalized the previously-reported signing of veteran long snapper James Dearth.

This puts the Patriots at the 80-man roster limit. All teams are required to be at 80 by 4 p.m. ET today.