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Patriots waive CB Ricklan Holmes and LB Matt Word

FOXBOROUGH – The New England Patriots waived non-drafted rookie free agents Ricklan Holmes and Matt Word today.

Holmes, 23, was signed by the Patriots as a non-drafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State on May 1, 2003. The 5-10, 196-pound cornerback was a four-year letterman for the Cowboys and finished his collegiate career with 56 total tackles in 39 games.

Word, 23, also signed with the Patriots as a non-drafted rookie free agent out of Iowa State on May 1, 2003. The 5-11-, 233-pound linebacker was a three-year starter at Iowa State and compiled 330 tackles, including six sacks, during his career.

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