D & # 39; Angelo Ross was removed from the New England Patriots 90 roster on Monday, but he will remain under team scrutiny.
After relinquishing a injury denial, the restructured rookie cornerback passed unauthorized by exception and returned to the Patriots injured reserve, where he will stay for the season unless the team chooses to release him.
Although he will not be able to practice or play, this move will allow the Patriots to look further at Ross, who impressed in training camp but had little hope of earning a racing spot in a deep cornerback group.
In nine competitive practices this summer, the 5-foot-9-kilo New Mexico product counted interception and six pass breakups, third most among the Patriots defender behind second corners Keion Crossen and J.C. Jackson. Ross played two snaps in defense and four on special teams in last Thursday's season opener against the Detroit Lions, collecting a tackle in points coverage.
The Patriots have excelled at identifying uncovered cornerbacks in recent years, with Jackson, Jones, Cre'von LeBlanc, Kenny Moore and Malcolm Butler all landing locations either in New England or elsewhere over the past half decade.
The team also confirmed the release of quarterback / wide receiver Danny Etling. The draft of the seventh round in 201
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