FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have released LB Tony Steward, who was signed by the team as a free agent on April 22, 2016.
Steward, 23, is a veteran of one NFL season with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. The 6-foot, 241-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (188th overall) by Buffalo out of Clemson in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in seven games as a rookie before finishing the season on injured reserve. Steward was released by Buffalo on April 19, 2016.