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Patriots Release Chad Jackson and John Lynch; Sign Six to Practice Squad

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots signed six players to their practice squad today and also released veteran safety John Lynch and veteran wide receiver Chad Jackson. The following players were signed to the practice squad: defensive lineman Titus Adams, safety Mark Dillard, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, linebacker Vince Redd, defensive back Mike Richardson and defensive back Antwain Spann.

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick offered the following comment on John Lynch. "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," said Belichick. "As has been the case in other situations, I would not rule anything out down the road."

John Lynch offered the following comment. "I have no regrets about my time thus far with the Patriots," said Lynch. "The immense respect that I've long held for the organization has been only heightened over the past couple of weeks. I am going to keep all options open and look forward with excitement to see what the future brings."

Damn.  I really liked Lynch, slow as he was, and definitely thought he was a keeper.  Now we can all speculate on who'll replace him.  That makes one open roster spot (once Faulk returns) and two spots on the practice squad.  Glad to see my guys Redd and Green-Ellis are back.