Report: Defensive End Released

FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Adrian Clayborn #94 of the New England Patriots celebrates after sacking Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers (not pictured) during the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Another defensive end has bid farewell to New England.

Adrian Clayborn who played a role as a situational rusher for the team, published a statement via his Twitter account thanking the organization following his release .

Clayborn played in 14 games and started in only one. His two and a half sacks paled in comparison to his nine and a half sack season in 2017.

The Patriots released Clayborn in all likelihood because of his $5,937,500 cap hit he would have caused. There was a potential out at the end of this past season and because of his disappointing play, the team chose that route.

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