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Patriots release DT Andre Neblett

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have released DT Andre Neblett.

Neblett, 25, was originally signed by the Patriots on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and released on Oct. 12 to make room on the 53-man roster for DL Marcus Forston. Neblett was then re-signed on Oct. 16 and appeared in Sunday's game vs. the N.Y. Jets. He did not record any statistics.

He is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after joining the team as a rookie free agent out of Temple in in 2010. The 6-foot, 310-pounder signed with Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent on May 6, 2013, but was released by the Buccaneers on Aug. 31, 2013. Neblett has played in 31 NFL games with seven starts during his three-plus seasons in the NFL and has registered 28 total tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries. Last season, he played in 11 games with two starts and recorded 11 tackles and a 1/2 sack.

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