In Week 7, Cunningham was not used at all as he was inactive for a 29-25 win against the Bills. New England is still 31st in the league in points, but their 29 against Buffalo was a season high.
While all the anecdotal stories of Cunningham’s shortstop as a QB2 grabbed headlines and his release will do the same, this is nothing new for the 25-year-old or the Patriots.
The team released Cunningham and Bailey Zappe, the team’s backup for the majority of the time, on cut day back in August. Both were briefly welcomed back.
That way, Cunningham may not be unemployed for long as he could be picked up by another team or return to the good graces of the Patriots again.
New England also announced Tuesday that it has released veteran defensive lineman Trey Flowers from the physically unable to perform list.