Pats Cut Three, Edds, Mattes, Vallone

Patriots news release…

 

    FOXBOROUGH,
Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have released LB A.J. Edds, OL R.J. Mattes and DL Scott Vallone.

 
Edds, 25, was signed by New England on June 6, 2013. The 6-foot-4,
250-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (199th
overall) of the Miami Dolphins out of Iowa in 2010. After spending his
rookie season on Injured Reserve with a knee injury, Edds was released
by Miami on Sept. 5, 2011,
and claimed off waivers by New England on Sept 7. He played in two
games for the Patriots before being released and signed to the practice
squad. The Indianapolis Colts signed Edds to their 53-man roster off the
New England practice squad on Sept. 28 and he
played in nine games for the Colts. Edds spent the entire 2012 season
on Injured Reserve with a knee injury.

   
Mattes, 23, was originally signed by New England as a rookie free
agent on May 13 out of North Carolina State before being released on
May 23 and re-signed on June 3. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder, was a
four-year starter at both guard and tackle and was
named a second-team All-ACC as a senior in 2012.

   
Vallone,
23, was signed by New England as a rookie free agent on Aug.
1, 2013, out of Rutgers. The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder, was a four-year
starter at defensive tackle for Rutgers. He appeared in two games as a
true freshman in 2008 before undergoing season-ending surgery and was
redshirted. During his four-years as a starter,
Vallone recorded 195 total tackles and 8½ sacks. He was named a
first-team All-BIG EAST last season after starting all 13 games and
finishing with 52 total tackles and three sacks.

 

 

–PATRIOTS–