Safety latest big-name veteran signed, dropped by Patriots

Updated: September 1, 2008, 7:27 AM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- John Lynch, the nine-time Pro Bowl safety signed by New England two weeks ago, was released Sunday.

"It goes without saying but John is an all-time great safety, one of the league's classiest professionals and his elite play speaks for itself," coach Bill Belichick said of Lynch, who turns 37 on Sept. 25. "As has been the case in other situations, I would not rule anything out down the road."

During their decade-long run of success, the Patriots have regularly ...

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