FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that the roster exemptions for DB Brandon Browner and WR Brian Tyms have been lifted.
In addition, the Patriots announced that have released DL Joe Vellano and placed DL Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.
Vellano, 25, originally joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Maryland in 2013. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder played in 21 games with eight starts for the Patriots and registered 54 total tackles and three sacks. He played in five games in 2014 and had six total tackles and one sack.