The Patriots released linebacker Bobby Carpenter Tuesday evening. The 29-year-old, a veteran of six NFL seasons with Dallas (2006-09), Miami (2010) and Detroit (2010-11), joined the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Detroit on April 5. He was released Sept. 1 following training camp and subsequently re-signed on Oct. 2. He played in four games for the team, primarily in a special-teams role, and recorded two tackles. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder was originally drafted in the first round (18th overall) of the 2006 NFL draft by Dallas out of Ohio State.
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