According to an ESPN report, the Patriots have notified linebacker Adalius Thomas that he will be released. Thomas underachieved and clashed with coach Bill Belichick during his three seasons in New England since signing as a free agent from the Ravens.

 

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FOXBORO — When it comes to team-building, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are nothing if not consistent.



The Patriots have invited Illinois wrestler John Wise to attend minicamp, according to WGEM-TV in Quincy, Ill. The 24-year-old Wise played college football for two seasons with Western Illinois as a defensive tackle before transferring to Illinois and becoming part of the wrestling team. New England has taken chances on wrestlers before — offensive lineman Stephen Neal was a collegiate wrestling champion, while Jermail Porter had a brief stint with the Patriots last season.

North Dakota State running back Pat Paschall has signed a free-agent deal with the Patriots, the school announced Saturday night. Paschall, a 5-foot-11 1/2 senior from St. Louis, Mo., finished No. 1 in rushing in the NCAA Division I FCS, averaging 140 yards per game. Paschall finished the season with 1,397 yards and 16 TDs on 207 rushes for an average of 6.75 yards per carry, and became the first Bison player to earn first team Sports Network, Associated Press and AFCA Coaches Division I FCS All-America honors.

The Patriots have signed Montana State product Dane Fletcher to a free agent deal, according to the official Twitter feed of the schools' athletic department. A 23-year-old out, the 6-foot-1, 237-pounder was the defensive MVP in the Big Sky last fall, when he registered 17 tackles for loss. A defensive end in college, he projects as an outside linebacker at the next level. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

Defensive lineman Kyle Love has signed with the Patriots as a free agent, according to his Twitter feed. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder played in 44 games at Mississippi State and finished with 71 tackles, including 34 as a senior. The 23-year-old is the second undrafted free agent to agree on a deal with the Patriots — Central Michigan wide receiver Bryan Anderson has also reportedly agreed to a deal. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

The Patriots have signed Central Michigan wide receiver Bryan Anderson as an undrafted free agent, according to Dan Monson of cm-life.com. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Anderson caught 68 passes for 865 yards last season and earned all-conference honors. At the Central Michigan Pro Day, Anderson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

The Patriots have signed veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Warren is a 6-foot-4, 325-pounder out of Florida who has played for Oakland, Denver and Cleveland over the course of his nine years in the NFL. The 31-year-old has had good production over the course of his career, with his best season coming in 2003 with the Browns where he had 32 tackles, to go along with 5.5 sacks.

FOXBORO — In the seventh and final round of the NFL draft, the Patriots chose Alabama defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick, Georgia defensive tackle Kade Weston,and Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson. The 6-foot-3 7/8, 314-pound Deaderick had 83 tackles in four years at Alabama but an off-field scare in 2009 was more headline-grabbing than his stats.

 FOXBORO -- The Patriots moved up in a trade with the Redskins to pick No. 208, the first of the seventh round, to take Vanderbilt tackle Thomas Welch. The 6-foot-6 3/8, 307-pound senior has experience at both right and left tackle. For more on the NFL draft check out the It Is What It Is blog.