The New England Patriots released 26 players and put four players on injured reserve in order to get down to the 53 man roster limit.

Among the cuts, rookie QB Danny Etling, although there is some thought he could be on the team practice squad.

RB Mike Gillislee and RB Brandon Bolden were also cut.

On the defensive side,  Cyrus Jones was among the cuts.

Check out the full 53-man rosters...

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE LINE (7)

Andrews, David

Brown, Trent

Cannon, Marcus

Karras, Ted

Mason, Shaq

Thuney, Joe

Waddle, LaAdrian

QUARTERBACK (2)

Brady, Tom

Hoyer, Brian

WIDE RECEIVER (5)

Dorsett, Phillip

Edelman, Julian*

Hogan, Chris

Patterson, Cordarrelle

Slater, Matthew

*Reserve/Suspended list for first four games of regular season

Getty Images   (RB Mike Gillislee)

RUNNING BACK (5)

Burkhead, Rex

Develin, James

Hill, Jeremy

Michel, Sony

White, James

TIGHT END (4)

Allen, Dwayne

Gronkowski, Rob

Hollister, Jacob

Izzo, Ryan

SPECIALISTS (3)

Allen, Ryan

Cardona, Joe

Gostkowski, Stephen

Getty Images   (Cyrus Jones)

DEFENSIVE LINE (10)

Brown, Malcom

Butler, Adam

Clayborn, Adrian

Davis, Keionta

Flowers, Trey

Grissom, Geneo

Guy, Lawrence

Rivers, Derek

Shelton, Danny

Wise Jr., Deatrich

LINEBACKER (6)

Bentley, Ja'Whaun

Grigsby, Nicholas

Hightower, Dont'a

King, Brandon

Roberts, Elandon

Van Noy, Kyle

DEFENSIVE BACK (11)

Chung, Patrick

Crossen, Keion

Dawson, Duke

Ebner, Nate

Gilmore, Stephon

Harmon, Duron

Jackson, J.C.

Jones, Jonathan

McCourty, Devin

McCourty, Jason

Rowe, Eric

NOTE:  The Patriots open the regular season next Sunday vs the Houston Texans. Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 10am.