The New England Patriots today cut recently acquired DE Marcus Stroud.  Stroud who was signed as a free agent was let go because he is not progressing enough from his shoulder injury to partake in Patriots training camp.

New England PatriotsAlso on the roster front the team signed two of it’s 2011 draft picks bringing the total number of draft picks signed to four, with five remaining.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed but it is believed that 3rd round pick RB Stevan Ridley and 7th round pick CB Malcolm Williams were signed to four-year contracts.  At this time we do not know what signing bonuses the pair got.

Also one other player note reports are that the team and OL Matt Light are working on a new contract.  Light, a free agent, has spent his entire career with the Patriots after the team drafted him the second round (48th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Purdue.  He is one of three remaining players to have played for all three new England Super Bowl winning teams.

UPDATE: It’s now being reported that Stroud hasn’t been released and may be placed on the PUP list.

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