|Patriots release WR Greg Lewis||09.07.09 at 8:04 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots claimed and were awarded rookie DB Bret Lockett off waivers from the Cleveland Browns today. To make room on the 53-man roster for Lockett, the Patriots released WR Greg Lewis.
Below is the team release.
Lockett, 6-1, 211 pounds, originally joined the Cleveland Browns as a rookie free agent out of UCLA on May 4, 2009. During his collegiate career, he played in 48 of a possible 50 games. Lockett started all 11 games as a senior and totaled 61 tackles.
Lewis, 6-0, 185 pounds, was acquired by the Patriots from the Philadelphia Eagles during a trade on March 5, 2009. Lewis, 29, is a veteran of six NFL seasons, all with the Eagles (2003-08). He has played in 90 career games with 23 starts and has recorded 127 receptions for 1,699 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven touchdowns while also recording 41 special teams tackles. Lewis was originally signed by the Eagles as a rookie free agent from of the University of Illinois in the Spring of 2003.
|Pats add seven to practice squad||09.07.09 at 7:04 pm ET|
The Patriots announced seven members of their eight-man practice squad Monday night. Here’s the full release issued by the team on the moves:
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|Seymour reportedly ‘angry’ at trade||09.07.09 at 4:16 pm ET|
Richard Seymour was reportedly upset at the Sunday trade that sent him to the Oakland Raiders for a 2011 first-round draft pick.
Several outlets are reporting that the veteran defensive lineman was ‘angry’ and may not report to Raiders camp.
The ‘Contra Costa Times’ is reporting on their blog that there was no sign of Seymour at today’s practice. “A few players quietly inquired as to whether there was any news about Seymour reporting,” reporter Jerry McDonald blogged.
McDonald also quoted an anonymous player as saying, “He’s got to get here. We need him. I don’t care if he’s mad. Maybe that will make him play even better.”
|Pats says practice squad roster to be announced Monday||09.06.09 at 6:54 pm ET|
The Patriots have just announced that their complete practice squad roster will be announced Monday, but early reports indicate that wide receiver Terrence Nunn, defensive lineman, Darryl Richard, quarterback/wide receiver Isaiah Stanback and cornerback DeAngelo Willingham will make up at least four of the spots.
|It’s official: Pats sign Kendall Simmons||09.06.09 at 6:47 pm ET|
The Patriots have just announced the signing of Kendall Simmons to a reported three-year contract. Here’s the release issued moments ago by the team:
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|Sounds of the game: Players react to Seymour trade||09.06.09 at 5:13 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — Kevin Faulk had seen this all before. It was just prior to the 2003 season and shock waves reverberated through the Patriots locker room when Lawyer Milloy was traded to the Buffalo Bills the week before the season opener against the Bills in Buffalo.
The resulting 31-0 loss to the the Bills set off alarm bells throughout the locker room. Of course, the Patriots rebounded to win 14 of their next 15 games and all three in the playoffs to capture Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Fast forward six seasons, and now it’s Richard Seymour who was shown the door on Sunday when he was dealt to the Oakland Raiders for a 2011 first-round draft pick.
Faulk and the rest of the Patriots reacted Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
|Report: Stanback will join Patriots’ practice squad||09.06.09 at 5:12 pm ET|
According to NFL.com, wide receiver Isaiah Stanback is set to sign with the Patriots as a practice squad player. A college quarterback at Washington, Stanback is expected to serve as a practice squad QB for New England, according to reports. Stanback was taken by Dallas in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, but was released Saturday. He appeared in eight games in 2008, catching two passes and returning 10 kickoffs for 218 yards.
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