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After trade, Patriots cut rookie DB Jean


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The New England Patriots released rookie defensive back Jimmy Jean on Wednesday.

The release was the corresponding move to the Patriots’ acquisition of offensive tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.

Jean, 26, was signed as a rookie free agent out of Alabama-Birmingham on May 8. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder played both safety and cornerback over two seasons at UAB.

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