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Patriots release rookie DB Patterson


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The New England Patriots released rookie defensive back Eric Patterson on Tuesday.

Patterson, 22, was undrafted out of Ball State, and the Patriots signed him on May 8.

The 5-foot-10, 193-pounder started in 28 games during his four-year career and finished with 135 tackles and six interceptions.

As a senior in 2014, he was named to the All-Mid-American Conference team as a kick returner after averaging 25.7 yards on 23 returns.

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