FOXBORO, Mass. – The New England Patriots waived first-year free agent guard Kendell Mack and three rookie free agents, linebacker Matt Beck, center Seneca Gray and linebacker Rashaun Matthews.
Mack, 24, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 20, 1999, but was later released on July 30, 1999. He re-signed by the Patriots on Jan. 7, 2000. The 6-foot-4-inch, 322-pound offensive tackle was a four-year letterman at Auburn.
Beck, 23, was a four-year letterman at California (1996-99). He was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 25, 2000. The 6-foot-3-inch, 225-pound linebacker recorded 238 tackles (149 solo) during his college career.
Gray, 22, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 25, 2000. He was a four-year starter at Kentucky State (1996-99), starting at three different positions on the offensive line. The 6-foot-2-inch, 310-pound offensive lineman was voted first-team All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1999.
Matthews, 23, was a three-year letterman for Southern University (1997-99) and recorded 13 tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage and two-and-a-half sacks during the 1999 season. The 6-foot-4-inch, 250-pound linebacker was originally signed as a rookie free agent on April 19, 2000.