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Sunday, 17 August 2014 22:03

RPT: Patriots Release Tyler Ott to Make Room for Justin Jones

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Sunday was a day of action for the New England Patriots front office. The team brings back a familiar face. While the battle for long snapper supremacy comes to an end.

Long snapper Tyler Ott has reportedly been released by the Patriots, according to a report from ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

Ott, an undrafted free agent out of harvard, was on the field during Friday nights preseason action. Unfortunately during the game he made a glaring mistake, missing his assignment on a blocked punt. This ultimately might have cost him a job. It’s expected that Danny Aiken, who has been with the team for three years, will take over duties once again.

The Patriots were quick to turn around and sign another player, filling the 90 man roster limit once again. As usual the revolving door at tight end continues, although this time it’s not a new player, it’s tight end Justin Jones getting a crack at it once again. Via a report by Tom Curran of CSNNE.com.

Jones, who was released this past week, had a great opportunity during the first preseason game against the Washington Redskins. He failed to register a stat and never looked comfortable. The Patriots obviously see something in the UDFA, likely his size, at 6-foot-8, 277-pounds he potentially could be a force to be reckoned with. It’s a project that the Patriots are hoping is energized and more willing to seize the opportunity.

Did you miss today’s Patriots Beat podcast? Well you're in luck. I have the link located below! Just click play and listen to our very own Jeff Kane and Bob Snowdon break down the weekly Patriots topics. Is Malcolm Butler going to make the final cut? Does Jeff still enjoy himself some Roy Finch? How does Bob feel about all the flags being thrown around during Fridays game? Plus a special call in from a guest! Have a listen. 

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