SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The New England Patriots placed veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn on the NFL Reserve/Left Squad list today. As a result, he will miss the remainder of the 2001 NFL season.
"We have informed the league office that we put Terry Glenn on the Reserve/Left Squad list, which will prevent him from playing football this season," said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. "This action is exclusively about a player with a signed NFL contract, who has violated that contract by an extended and unexcused absence from the team. In the future, I fully expect his place on the New England Patriots to be revisited and sincerely hope that, together, we can find a way to help Terry become the most productive person and player he can be."
In addition, the team also confirmed that it will begin the process required to recover the unearned portion of Glenn's signing bonus.
"The contract that we signed last season established clear expectations and obligations for Terry," said Patriots Chief Operating Officer Andy Wasynczuk. "It also had provisions to protect the team if Terry failed to meet those expectations. Based on his recent NFL suspension and his extended unexcused absence from the squad, he has failed to meet his obligations. As a result, we will seek recovery of all unearned portions of the signing bonus."