After signing with the Patriots at the end of July, safety Eddie Pleasant has been officially cut.
Pleasant was always somewhat of a long shot to make the roster with Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, and even Jordan Richards all firmly positioned ahead of him on the depth chart. With special teamers Nate Ebner and Brandon King also technically defensive backs, the roster was plenty crowded before even factoring in the depth at cornerback.
Pleasant, 29, compiled 116 tackles, 17 passes defensed and three picks since signing with the Texans as a UDFA in 2012. However, despite playing in all three preseason games for the Pats he only managed four tackles. He's still got a solid shot to make an NFL roster somewhere around the league, but with the amount of talent ahead of him in New England, it was never really meant to be.
Pleasant's release brings the total roster down to 86 players, meaning 33 more must go before 4 PM EST on September 1.