Patriots free up cap space with release of DE Adrian Clayborn

Ryan Hannable
March 15, 2019 - 11:59 am

The Patriots have begun the process of freeing up cap space.

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been released, according to his Twitter.

Clayborn wroteThank you @Patriots for my time with the organization. I gained so much respect for how you do things and win championships. It’s done the right way through hard work. Thank you for granting my release. I’m ready for this next chapter.

The 30-year-old was the Patriots' biggest signing last offseason and it was a disappointing year, as he finished with 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He was also a healthy scratch in two games, as it didn't appear he fully fit the system.

The release frees up roughly $4 million in cap space, which is much needed.

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