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Patriots add rookie CB Justin Green

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The Patriots have signed rookie cornerback Justin Green, the club said Sunday.

Green, 22, made 16 combined starts in his final two seasons at Illinois. He recorded 36 tackles in 12 games (11 starts) in 2012.

Green was a collegiate teammate of Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, safety Tavon Wilson and defensive lineman Michael Buchanan.

With Green joining the club, the Patriots now have 89 players, one short of the limit of 90, according to the club’s online roster and when adding Green to those listed.

The Patriots’ first training camp practice is Friday.

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4 Responses to “Patriots add rookie CB Justin Green”
  1. tedmurph says: Jul 21, 2013 6:19 PM

    Camp body to take reps in case Dennard gets thrown in the can, or Dowling has his annual injury.

  2. sportjd says: Jul 21, 2013 8:36 PM

    Green was Kentucky state sprint champ in 100,200 & 400…converted RB

  3. jayniner says: Jul 21, 2013 11:29 PM

    After seeing what the Niners did to them, their entire draft should have been defense…..oh yeah, and a tight end.

  4. joehadenisland says: Jul 21, 2013 11:43 PM

    Who else thought he was going to be from Rutgers?

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