Patriots Release Jonathan Fanene, Two Others

August 21, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Release Jonathan Fanene, Two Others
" BOSTON (CBS) — At this point, nobody should be surprised by any move made by Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Yet, every season, there’s always one roster move that catches everyone off guard.

On Tuesday, the Patriots made that move, releasing defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene. The 30-year-old was the Patriots’ biggest addition early in free agency, and the team paid big bucks up front ($3.85 million signing bonus) to acquire him "

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