The Patriots have made some big cuts this week and that trend continued on Wednesday when the team announced the release of 6-foot-4, 325-pound defensive lineman Gerard Warren.
Warren, originally joined the Patriots as a free agent on April 24, 2010. The former first-round draft choice (third overall) of the Cleveland Browns in the 2001 NFL Draft played for the Browns (2001-04), Broncos (2005-06) and Raiders (2007-09), before joining the Pats for the 2010 campaign.
Last season with the Patriots, Warren played in 16 games with 10 starts and finished with 36 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. During his 10 NFL seasons, he has played in 151 games with 137 starts and has registered 303 total tackles, 35.5 sacks, 18 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
According to NESN.com Patriots reporter Jeff Howe, head coach Bill Belichick told reporters that Warren "played very competitively" in the preseason and would not rule out bringing him back this season.
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