CB Cre'Von LeBlanc has been released by the Patriots


CB Cre'Von LeBlanc has been released by the Patriots

One of the most surprising performers during Patriots training camp has been released by the team. 

Cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc was made one of the team's final cuts on Saturday, according to a source. The Patriots could bring LeBlanc back as a member of the practice squad if he were to clear waivers. Indications are that LeBlanc would welcome a role on New England's 10-man practice squad. 

An undrafted rookie out of Florida Atlantic, LeBlanc made one of the most impressive plays of the preseason when he pulled down a one-handed interception in the preseason opener against the Saints at Gillette Stadium. He displayed an ability to play the football throughout training camp that might have made him an intriguing add to the 53-man roster -- he was included in our final 53-man projection -- but the Patriots opted to part ways. 

LeBlanc missed Patriots practice on Tuesday and then was unable to play in the preseason finale due to injury. Still, he saw 138 snaps in three preseason games. Only five other Patriots players saw more work defensively over the course of the entire four-game schedule: Geneo Grissom, Jordan Richards, Darryl Roberts, Cyrus Jones and Rufus Johnson.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald was the first to report the news of LeBlanc's release.

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.