Foxborough, Mass – The New England Patriots waived first-year defensive tackle Demarco McNeil today.
McNeil, 25, was signed by the Patriots on April 30, 2005. The 6-foot-1-inch, 305-pound defensive lineman was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2004 NFL Draft. He was with the Eagles through the 2004 preseason before being released on Sept. 5, 2004. McNeil attended Auburn University and started 47 of 51 games on the Tigers' defensive line from 2000-03.