FOXBORO -- It appears as though Woodrow Hamilton will be released by the Patriots in order to make room for Jacoby Brissett on the active roster.
The rookie defensive tackle was not spotted at Wednesday's practice, and because he has been on the game-day inactive list for the last eight weeks it would come as little surprise if the team opted to part ways. According to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, the team has informed Hamilton of his release.
Hamilton signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss, and he has played in two games this season -- wins over the Browns and Bengals in Weeks 5 and 6 with fellow rookie defensive tackle Vincent Valentine out injured. Should Hamilton clear waivers, the Patriots have an open practice-squad spot on their roster that he could fill.
Receiver Danny Amendola was the only other player missing from Wednesday's workout. He was spotted in the Patriots locker room on Tuesday with a walking boot. He has not played in a game or practiced since suffering an ankle injury against the Rams in Week 13.