Patriots Cut Deaderick, Sign Green, Mattes
The Patriots announced Monday the team has released defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick for reasons not specified, multiple outlets reported. Deaderick’s release comes just days after the team cut receiver Andre Holmes.
Deaderick was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 draft, and played in 14 games last season. Deaderick played outside on the defensive end in the 3-4 scheme, and inside when the Patriots went 4-3.
Deaderick had reasonable production numbers with the team, and started five games in 2012. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound defensive lineman recorded five career sacks with the Patriots, two forced fumbles and 45 total tackles.
The Patriots also announced the signing of veteran offensive linemen Tyronne Green and R.J. Mattes. Green started 28 games for the Chargers over the past four seasons, while Mattes is an undrafted free agent out of N.C. State.