The New England Patriots released tackle Sebastian Vollmer on Friday.

Vollmer, 32, was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 8-inch, 320-pound Vollmer played in 88 regular-season games with 80 starts from 2009-15 before missing the 2016 season with a hip injury.

Vollmer played in 10 postseason games with New England and was named a second-team All-Pro in 2010.

JETS: Brandon Marshall is on the move again – and New York’s roster purge of big-name players with big salaries continues. The Jets released the well-traveled wide receiver and cleared $7.5 million on the salary cap.

Marshall, 32, is the latest star to be cut by the Jets, who have also parted ways with Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Nick Folk and Breno Giacomini this offseason. New York has cleared nearly $46 million in cap space during the past few weeks.

Newsday first reported the move, and also said that Marshall had asked for his release – and was granted his request – after weighing his options.

Marshall’s production dropped dramatically last season, as he had just 59 receptions for 788 yards and three TDs.

49ERS: As expected, Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract to become a free agent, leaving San Francisco without a quarterback on the roster. Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder also are free agents.

GIANTS: New York promoted Rob Leonard to assistant defensive line coach and hired Bobby Blick as defensive assistant and Pratik Patel as assistant strength and conditioning coach.

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