One of the most underrated players of the Bill Belichick era in New England was let go by the team Friday in a somewhat surprising move.
We only say it was “somewhat” surprising because Warren hasn’t been able to stay healthy in recent years and had a sizable contract. The acquisition of Albert Haynesworth and a young group of defensive linemen made the move possible.
It wouldn’t shock us if Warren was brought back at a lower price.
Kaczur has started 62 games for the Patriots, but missed all of last season. His release could be a sign that Matt Light’s expected re-signing is on the way.
The team also officially announced the acquisition of Chad Ochocinco.
UPDATE: Warren is healthy, but failed his conditioning test. He wants to play for the Cowboys, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Here was a statement from Warren to the Boston Herald:
“I appreciate the Pats through the years. They’re doing some things defensively and choose to go in a different direction. I thank the Krafts for the opportunity and drafting me in 2003. It was a pleasure. I will be moving on to bigger and better things. We are sorting out and will look forward to wearing a contending NFL team jersey this fall.”