Defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu, fullback/linebacker Taylor McCuller and offensive lineman Braxton Cave have all been released by the Patriots, according to reports.

Tuipulotu, signed as a rookie free agent in May, played in 12 games with 11 starts as a senior at Utah last season and finished with 42 total tackles, 1 ½ sacks, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

Braxston Cave

Braxston Cave

Defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu, fullback/linebacker Taylor McCuller and offensive lineman Braxton Cave have all been released by the Patriots, according to reports.

Tuipulotu, signed as a rookie free agent in May, played in 12 games with 11 starts as a senior at Utah last season and finished with 42 total tackles, 1 ½ sacks, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

McCuller, another rookie free agent signed this past spring, is a 24-year-old who played in 38 games with 30 starts and finished with 281 total tackles, four forced fumbles and recovered two fumbles as a collegian at West Texas A&M. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder was granted an extra year of eligibility after suffering an injury in 2009 after redshirting in 2008.

Cave has been on and off the Patriots roster the last year-plus, and spent the bulk of 2013 on New England’s practice squad. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder was originally signed by Cleveland as a rookie free agent out of Notre Dame, but was released by Cleveland on Aug. 30. Cave played in 48 games for Notre Dame, including 35 starts at center. He also served as the team’€™€™s long snapper.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Christopher Price

The Patriots have released seventh-round pick Jeremy Gallon, according to a league source.

The Patriots have released seventh-round pick Jeremy Gallon, according to a league source.

The wide receiver out of Michigan put up impressive numbers as a collegian — the 5-foot-8, 187-pounder had 89 catches for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He also posted good numbers as a return man, compiling 589 yards on 27 kick returns in 2010, and 192 yards on 31 punt returns in 2011. However, he struggled with health over the course of the spring and summer, and the hope, according to a league source, is to get him through to New England’s 10-man practice squad.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Christopher Price

The Patriots have released defensive end Jake Bequette, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, according to Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe.

Jake Bequette

Jake Bequette

The Patriots have released defensive end Jake Bequette, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, according to Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe.

Bequette, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end out of Arkansas, was a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2012 who played in eight games with New England. Beauharnais is a 6-foot-1, 240-pounder out of Rutgers who was a seventh-round choice of the Patriots out of Rutgers in 2013. Primarily a special teamer, he had one tackle last season. The 24-year-old Worthy, who was acquired earlier this month in a trade with the Packers, has 15 career tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Christopher Price

The Patriots have released running back Jonas Gray, according to a league source, but are hoping to get him through to the practice squad.

Jonas Gray

Jonas Gray

The Patriots have released running back Jonas Gray, according to a league source, but are hoping to get him through to the practice squad.

The 5-foot-9, 230-pound Gray, who has been with the Dolphins and Ravens, spent most of the 2013 season on the Ravens practice squad. As a collegian, he totaled 1,100 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 34 games with the Fighting Irish from 2009-2011.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Christopher Price

The Patriots have released defensive back Daxton Swanson, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Daxton Swanson

Daxton Swanson

The Patriots have released defensive back Daxton Swanson, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Swanson, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Colts on April 30, 2013 out of Sam Houston State. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder was released by the Colts on Oct. 29, 2013 and was signed to the Niners practice squad on Nov. 18, 2013. He was released by San Francisco on May 12. Swanson finished his college career as the school’€™€™s all-time leader in interceptions with 14.

The Patriots need to be down to 53 players by the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Christopher Price