FOXBORO, MA (WPRI) – Less than 24 hours before training camp is set to begin at Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots trimmed their roster making several cuts. Sunday afternoon the team announced it parted ways with nine players. The players include:

QB J’Mar Smith

QB Brian Lewerke

S Malik Gant

WR Will Hastings

S Adarius Pickett

WR Sean Riley

LB Kyahva Tezino

DT Courtney Wallace

WR Isaiah Zuber

After the moves, the Patriots have 80 players on their roster. By having 80, this allows the full squad to practice together. NFL teams can choose to keep a 90-man until Aug. 16 but must practice in a split-squad setting. Bill Belichick and Co. must believe full-team workouts are better from the get-go. Training camp begins on Monday.