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Patriots make three moves on roster cut day

Like every other team around the league, the New England Patriots were tasked with cutting their roster down to 85 players before Tuesday’s deadline.

Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the team is placing cornerbacks Joejuan Williams and Malcolm Butler on injured reserve. And they’re also waiving backup punter Jake Julien.

It’s a disappointing turn of events for both Butler and Williams. Butler’s career had come full-circle with him returning to New England after playing for multiple teams.

Meanwhile, Williams was playing in a contract year after struggling during training camp and in last Thursday’s preseason opener against the New York Giants.