FOXBORO — The cuts keep coming as the Patriots try and get to the league-mandated limit of 75 players on the roster by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
In addition to the news that the team is set to cut wide receiver Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe is reporting the Patriots are set to cut linebacker Deontae Skinner. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound rookie out of Mississippi State had 64 tackles (33 solo), one sack and an interception past year in 11 games as a collegian.
And Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald is reporting that running back Tyler Gaffney is heading to injured reserve. Gaffney, 23, was claimed off waivers from the Panthers this summer — the Stanford product was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Stanford. He was injured in training camp and was released by the Panthers on July 27. The 6-foot, 220-pounder, had a productive senior season in 2013, starting in all 14 games and finishing with 330 rushing attempts for 1,709 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.
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