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Patriots Release S Antuan Edwards

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released veteran safety Antuan Edwards today.

Edwards, 28, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on June 6, 2005, and played in the first two preseason games this season. He is entering his seventh NFL season and has played in 68 NFL games with 31 starts. The 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pounder was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (25th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. Edwards spent the first five seasons of his career with Green Bay before signing with the Miami Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2004 season.

In 2004, the Clemson product set multiple career highs, recording personal bests with 13 starts, 65 tackles and 10 passes defensed while splitting time with the Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams. Edwards has started at strong safety and at free safety in his career.

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