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Patriots claim DB Bret Lockett; Release WR Greg Lewis

The New England 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.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England 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.

Lockett, 6-1, 211 pounds, originally joined the Cleveland Brown s 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.

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