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New England Patriots Are Releasing Notable Wide Receiver

A closeup of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick during a game.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots walks off of the field after defeating the Chicago Bears 38-31 at Soldier Field on October 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are making a notable cut at the wide receiver position as NFL teams cut down their rosters this weekend.

Braxton Berrios was a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Miami. The former Hurricanes standout was expected to contribute right away for New England, though he suffered a season-ending injury before the year started.

The speedy wide receiver will not end up making a contribution in New England.

Berrios is being waived, according to multiple reports.

Boston.com had evaluated Berrios' chances earlier in the week:

The University of Miami product has a decent chance to make the roster, but with the additions of reinstated Josh Gordon and rookie N’Keal Harry, and the emergence of Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski, there’s also the possibility that he’ll be the odd man out.

Berrios should be able to land elsewhere before the regular season begins.

New England opens its season next Sunday against Pittsburgh.