Patriots Cut Jenkins and

Patriots news release…


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have
placed OL Tyrone Green on injured reserve and released OL Kevin Haslam
and WR Michael Jenkins.

27, originally signed with the Patriots on May 13, 2013 but was
released on May 31 before re-signing on July 25. The 6-foot-2,
316-pounder, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with San Diego (2009-12)
after joining the team as fourth-round (133rd overall) draft pick out of Auburn in 2009. Green has played in 41
NFL games with 28 starts at both guard positions. Last season in San Diego, Green started 13 games at left guard.

26, was claimed off waivers and awarded to New England from San
Diego on May 22, 2013. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder, is a veteran of three
NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-11) and San Diego
Chargers (2012). He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent
with Jacksonville out of Rutgers in 2010. He has
played in 10 NFL games with three starts. Haslam played in five games
as a rookie for the Jaguars in 2010 before being placed on injured
reserve and then missed the entire 2011 season due to an injury. Haslam
was released by Jacksonville after the 2011 season
and was signed by Oakland in the offseason. After being released by
Oakland at the end of training camp, Haslam was signed to the San Diego
practice squad. He was signed to the 53-man roster in Week 11 of last
season and played in five games with three starts
at left tackle. 

Jenkins, 31, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on March
28, 2013. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons
with the Atlanta Falcons (2004-10) and Minnesota Vikings (2011-12).
Jenkins originally entered the NFL as a first-round
draft choice (No. 29 overall) by the Falcons out of Ohio State in 2004.
He was released by Atlanta on July 29, 2011, and signed by Minnesota on
July 30. After two seasons with the Vikings, Jenkins was released March
5, 2013. Jenkins has played in 130 NFL games
with 79 starts and has 354 receptions for 4,427 yards and 25
touchdowns. Last season, he played in 16 games with eight starts and
finished with 40 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns.