FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released rookie guard Michael Rogers today.
Rogers, 22, was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2005. The 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound lineman attended the University of Richmond, where he made the switch from the defensive line to the offensive line prior to his junior season. He started all 22 games at guard in his final two seasons with the Spiders. As a sophomore in 2002, he started all 11 games on the defensive line and recorded 3.5 sacks.