Foxboro (CBS) – The Patriots released Quin Nordan from their coaching squad on Wednesday, but the 23-year-old could be back soon.
The illegal free rookie agent will now go through the waiver process and, if not claimed, ESPN’s Mike Reese says: Norden will likely return to the New England coaching staff.
Norden, who was up and down during his college days in Michigan, made the 53-man roster after an interesting start. He hit all three field kicks in the season opener, but then went to 1 for 2 while losing two of his four points in game No. 2. And hitting three of his four kicks in the final pre-season, Waheed misses a late 53-yard attempt. from the match.
Although he made the roster, Nordin was inactive for the first week against the Dolphins, as Nick Folk got the coaching staff up for the game. Nordin was put on IR on September 18.
Meanwhile, Folk has been excellent for New England this season. The veteran made contact on 31 of his 34 field goal attempts, fouling three times from over 50 yards.
In addition to releasing Norden, the Patriots also fired defensive back Thakarius (BoPete) Keyes from the coaching staff on Wednesday.