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Friday, 19 April 2013 21:52

Breaking down why Patriots released DL Myron Pryor

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When the New England Patriots released former 2009 6th round draft pick DL Myron Pryor on Thursday, it reinforces the idea that the 09 Patriots draft class was one to forget.

Pryor, was selected 207th overall that year out of Kentucky and hasn't been able to stay on the field consistently enough for over the past year and a half. He missed the entire 2012 season after suffered an undisclosed injury and appeared in just two games in 2011 after suffering a shoulder injury Week 3 and hasn't played since in regular season.

During his three seasons with New England, Pryor appeared in 24 games recording 34 tackles along with one sack and a forced fumble. Going forward it was hard to imagine Pryor being apart of the Patriots 53 man roster in September with his injury history and the depth on the team. He would have had to beat out  Brandon Deaderick, Justin Francis not to mention the additions of veteran Tommy Kelly, Jason Vega and Armond Armstead. 

It was best for the Patriots to cut him now despite training camp being a few months away. Pryor may get a shot somewhere else but his injury history may scare teams away. 




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