Patriots release LB McClellin

The New England Patriots released linebacker Shea McClellin on Monday.

McClellin missed the entire 2017 season due to a concussion.

The Patriots released McClellin with a failed physical designation, according to an ESPN report.

New England also officially announced the acquisition of receiver/returner Cordarrelle Patterson from the Oakland Raiders. Patterson has 163 receptions for 1,625 yards and seven touchdowns in five NFL seasons (four with Minnesota, 2017 with Oakland) and also has five career kickoff return scores.

Meanwhile, the move involving McClellin reportedly frees up $2.35 million in salary cap space.

McClellin, 28, was entering the final season of a three-year, $9.05 million deal.

McClellin played his first four seasons with the Chicago Bears. He was a first-round pick out of Boise State in 2012.

McClellin has recorded 8.5 career sacks in 66 NFL games.

--Field Level Media

03/19/2018 19:05

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