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Love takes parting shot at Patriots
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The fourth-year defensive lineman was quickly claimed off waivers by the Jaguars – joining another recently released former Patriots teammate Brandon Deaderick in northern Florida -- and now has a new NFL home in Jacksonville.
After his first workout with his new team this week, Love tried to clear up some of the factors surrounding his release in New England.
He told the Florida Times Union that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after a routine blood test and that he didn’t lose a significant amount of weight. “It’s not like I lost 30 pounds,” Love told the paper.
Love also said that he was never out of shape and participated fully in the offseason program in Foxborough.
But the most interesting comment from Love dealt with his release from New England – with a non-football injury designation – and whether it surprised him.
“That’s how they run their business up there; veteran guys who have been there for years and put in a lot of work get treated like rookies,” Love told the Florida Times Union.
Interesting comments from a former undrafted player who developed into a starter and received a contract extension from New England just last summer.
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