FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that rookie running back Antwoine Womack will remain on the reserve/non-football injury list for the remainder of the year. In other news, veteran linebacker Dean Wells announced his retirement.
Womack, 24, was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL draft, 237th overall. The 5-foot-11-inch, 225-pound running back led the ACC in rushing with 1,028 yards on 210 carries during his junior season at Virginia and finished his collegiate career with 2,207 yards on 429 carries (5.1 avg.).
Wells, 32, has played in 127 games, including 77 starts with the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers during his nine-year NFL career. He has totaled 569 career tackles (411 solos), including 2.5 sacks, while also forcing seven fumbles and recovering four fumbles. Wells has also snared three career interceptions and has recorded 45 special teams tackles. The 6-foot-3-inch, 248-pound linebacker recorded a career-high 107 tackles (82 solos) with the Seahawks in 1996.