Discussion

Pats cut Branch, Hoyer, Koppen

Updated: September 1, 2012, 11:29 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is always good for a surprise or two on the day NFL teams must trim rosters to 53 players, and this year was no exception.

The release of veteran receiver Deion Branch, one of just three players on the current roster to have started in Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX, headlined the club's moves, while dynamic rookie running back/returner Jeff Demps was placed on injured reserve (it was unclear if it was season-ending or the new ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

SPONSORED HEADLINES

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Patriots Power Play
    Akiem Hicks' size -- 6-foot-5 and 324 pounds -- and power give the Pats a force between the tackles, but his success depends on how he adjusts to the system.

ALSO SEE

MORE NFL HEADLINES