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Patriots to cut recent trade acquisition Jerel Worthy

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The Patriots didn’t need a long look at Jerel Worthy to decide they didn’t need him.

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots have decided to release the defensive tackle.

The Patriots acquired him in a deal with the Packers two and a half weeks ago, in exchange for what was described as a late-round pick. If that was a conditional pick, it would mean the Patriots likely gave nothing up in the exchange.

Knee and back problems plagued the former second-round pick, part of the reason the Packers were willing to give up on him.

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11 Responses to “Patriots to cut recent trade acquisition Jerel Worthy”
  1. sixchr says: Aug 30, 2014 12:22 PM

    It wouldn’t shock me one bit if they cut Worthy to keep the 7th round pick and then re-sign him.

  2. yesser12 says: Aug 30, 2014 12:38 PM

    they’re not worthy! they’re not worthy!

  3. jfrogwi says: Aug 30, 2014 12:57 PM

    Does he have PS eligibility?

  4. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 30, 2014 1:20 PM

    If it wasn’t a conditional draft pick the Packers got a great deal.

  5. atthemurph says: Aug 30, 2014 1:30 PM

    Feel bad for the guy. He was a beast at MSU and tore up his knee as a rookie and has never been the same.

  6. kcarpenter1245 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:45 PM

    The poor guy. Some team will re-sign him somewhere. More than likely the Vikings seeing as how he has more to offer than anyone on their defensive line. Especially that amazing Shariff Floyd.

  7. ariani1985 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:46 PM

    Wow, another Thompson swing and miss!

  8. ariani1985 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:47 PM

    Wow, another Thompson swing and miss! Not shocked.

  9. onbucky96 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:06 PM

    Sure Billy. If GB doesn’t pick Worthy back up Billy will after Wk1 so his salary doesn’t fully vest. Cheap old man.

  10. vfxme says: Aug 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    I was really hoping the teams expanded to 55 players with the last CBA. Disappointed it was not changed.

  11. seabass2712 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:45 PM

    @bobnelsonjr

    The Packers will only get a pick if Worthy makes the team.

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