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Patriots release K David Ruffer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have released rookie free agent kicker David Ruffer.

Ruffer, 24, originally signed with the Patriots on May 20, 2013. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder, transferred from to Notre Dame from William & Mary in 2008. He connected on his first 23 career field goal attempts at Notre Dame to set a school record. After appearing in seven games in 2009 as an injury replacement, he was the full-time kicker in 2010 and 2011. Ruffer finished his college career making 33-of- 44 field goals and 93-of-97 extra point attempts.

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