Linebacker Trevor Bates, the former Westbrook High and University of Maine standout, was cut from the New England Patriots’ practice squad Tuesday.

Bates had been signed to the practice squad Sunday, one day after he was cut in his bid to make the 53-man roster.

Bates was replaced on the practice squad by offensive lineman Willie Beavers, a former fourth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings.

Bates was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. He played one game for the Colts before being released in late October. The Patriots signed him to their practice squad last November and he remained there for the rest of the season, earning a Super Bowl ring.


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