Patriots cut former first-rounder Meriweather

The New England Patriots have released safety Brandon Meriweather in their final cuts on Saturday.

Meriweather started 64 straight games and made two Pro Bowls in New England since being a first-round draft choice in 2007. Profootballtalk.com first reported the news, and Albert Breer of NFL Network tweeted a confirmation.

Meriweather will certainly command some attention as teams examine their rosters, sift through cuts and try to upgrade their rosters that way. But it could be a buyer beware type deal when picking up a surprise player cut by the Patriots. A couple of years ago, the Pats stunned everyone by releasing former second-round pick Chad Jackson, but he failed to restart his career.

Just last year, the Patriots decided to jettison Randy Moss in midseason, and he wound up bouncing to the Vikings and then the Titans before retiring.

In other Patriots news, veteran running back Sammie Morris was released. His agent Mark Slough confirmed the news.

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