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Monday, 12 August 2013 18:56

New England Patriots sign LeQuan Lewis, release Brandon Ford

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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—According to a tweet from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots have signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis while releasing rookie tight end Brandon Ford. Howe tweeted the following earlier this afternoon.


The Pats signed CB LeQuan Lewis and released undrafted rookie TE Brandon Ford, who missed the last 2 practices and preseason opener.

Lewis split the 2012 season between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing in eight total games and tallying five total tackles and two pass deflections. He also had an interception to his credit.

Brandon Ford played four seasons atClemson and his best season came last year. He caught 40 passes for 488 yards and two touchdowns including a season-long 69-yard bomb in the Tigers’ 62-48 win against North Carolina State. However as Howe mentioned, Ford missed the last two practices and the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Also not helping Ford’s case is the crowded tight end position as currently New England boasts Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui, emerging rookie Zach Sudfeld, and Jake Ballard.

The preseason may have already started but the Patriots are still tirelessly trying to improve their team.  It just goes to show that New England is committed to building a winner.