Patriots release 13 players, finalize 53-man roster

The New England Patriots released 13 players Saturday, including five veteran players: quarterback Tim Tebow, punter Zoltan Mesko, DL Justin Drancis, DL Jermaine Cunningham and LB Jeff Tarpinian.

The other eight players were: first-year player DL Marcus Forston and six rookie free agents: LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, DB Justin Green, OL Chris McDonald, DB Stephon Morris, WR Quentin Sims and RB George Winn.

The Patriots also placed veteran safety Adrian Wilson on injured reserve.

Unofficial Depth Chart

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
WR Danny Amendola Matthew Slater
LT Nate Solder Marcus Cannon
LG Logan Mankins
C Ryan Wendell Dan Connolly Josh Kline
RG Dan Connolly Will Svitek
RT Sebastian Vollmer Will Svitek
TE Rob Gronkowski Michael Hoomanawanui Zach Sudfeld
WR Julian Edelman Josh Boyce Kenbrell Thompkins Aaron Dobson
QB Tom Brady Ryan Mallett
RB Stevan Ridley Brandon Bolden James Develin
RB Shane Vereen Leon Washington LeGarrette Blount

Defense

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
LDE Rob Ninkovich Jake Bequette Michael Buchanan
DT Vince Wilfork
DT Tommy Kelly Joe Vellano
RDE Chandler Jones Michael Buchanan
LB Jerod Mayo
LB Brandon Spikes Dane Fletcher Steve Beauharnais
LB Dont’a Hightower Jamie Collins
LCB Aqib Talib Marquice Cole Logan Ryan
RCB Alfonzo Dennard Kyle Arrington
S Steve Gregory Adrian Wilson Duron Harmon
S Devin McCourty Tavon Wilson Nate Ebner

Special Teams

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
K Stephen Gostkowski
P Ryan Allen
H Ryan Allen
PR Julian Edelman Leon Washington
KR Leon Washington Devin McCourty
LS Danny Aiken
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