FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released offensive lineman Damane Duckett and tight end Brad Listorti today.
Duckett, 28, was signed by the Patriots on March 23, 2009. He has played in 20 games with one start for the Carolina Panthers (2004), New York Giants (2004-05) and San Francisco 49ers (2006). He was a member of the 49ers practice squad in 2007 and spent the 2008 season on injured reserve with San Francisco. The 6-foot-6-inch, 329-pound offensive lineman was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Panthers on April 30, 2004.
Listorti, 24, was signed by the Patriots on Feb. 18, 2009. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a rookie free agent from the University of Massachusetts on May 21, 2008. The 6-foot-4-inch, 255-pound tight end was waived by the Falcons on Aug. 11, 2008. During the 2008 season, Listorti had two stints on the New York Jets' practice squad - from Sept. 11-23 and from Oct. 22-Nov. 4.