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Report: Patriots to release T Tony Garcia

New England to move on from 2017 draft pick.

Apparently, Tony Garcia's Patriots career is over before it ever really got started.

According to ESPN, New England is releasing last year's third-round offensive tackle out of Troy.

Garcia missed the entirety of his rookie season on the non-football illness list with what was reported as blood clots in his lungs.

Though he'd been on the field this week for the second phase on New England's offseason program, Garcia will apparently never play a game for the team that drafted him.

The reported move came on the same day Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia met with the media and emphasized how much he likes the players he has to work with this offseason as New England looks to replace longtime left tackle Nate Solder, who moved on to the Giants as a free agent this spring. Even without Garcia, those in line to compete for the left tackle job include veteran returner LaAdrian Waddle, veteran newcomer Trent Brown and first-round pick Isaiah Wynn, among others.

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