Patriots cut Marcus Stroud

Getty Images

Hours after the New England Patriots worked out a trade for defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, they sent another defensive tackle packing.

Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that the Patriots have released Marcus Stroud, who signed with the team in March.

Stroud apparently isn’t completely healthy: Stroud had shoulder surgery in January that he had described as “minor,” but Rapoport reports that his shoulder has not healed six months later.

The 33-year-old Stroud started 45 games over the last three seasons with the Bills. Before going to Buffalo in 2008 he spent seven seasons with the Jaguars and was a three-time All-Pro.