Patriots release five players

Two days after the NFL draft, the Patriots weren’t done making roster decisions, as they released five players Monday afternoon.

Gone are wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, fullback Tony Fiammetta, tight end Brad Herman, defensive lineman Tracy Robertson, and defensive back Malcolm Williams.

Fiammetta was on the exempt/reserve list for the 2012 season after signing with the team as a free agent. Ebert and Williams were both seventh-round draft picks. Herman was a rookie free agent signing, while Robertson was on the practice squad.


None of the five was in serious contention for a roster spot.