The New England Patriots made a move to clear some cap space ahead of Monday’s unofficial start to free agency.

Punter Jake Bailey was released by the Patriots after four seasons in New England, the team announced Friday.

The release of Bailey doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Bailey struggled for much of the 2022 season before he was placed on injured reserve in November with a back injury. Ahead of the Patriots’ regular-season finale, Bailey was actually placed on the suspended list retroactive to the week prior.