Tully Banta-Cain going from injured to released

It can’t get much worse for Tully Banta-Cain.

First, the New England Patriots linebacker re-aggravated an abdominal strain from last season working out during the NFL lockout. It required surgery and he reportedly was going to be on the shelf four to five weeks.

Now, he’ll spend that time on the shelf contemplating where his next landing spot will be. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots have informed Banta-Cain, who led the defense in sacks over the last two seasons, that he will be released Thursday when the waiver period begins.

That’s a tough break for Banta-Cain and one can only assume his offseason injury contributed to the decision. That’s exactly why some players were cautious during the lockout.

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