Patriots release DL Brandon Deaderick

Patriots release DL Brandon Deaderick
May 13, 2013, 5:00 pm
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The Patriots released defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick on Monday, letting go of the former seventh-round pick who had some solid production in 2012. 



The team also announced the addition of two interior linemen -- Tyronne Green, a free agent guard from San Diego, and undrafted free agent guard/tackle R.J. Mattes from NC State.



Deaderick, 25, played in 14 games last year with a sack and two forced fumbles. He was a key contributor at the tail end of the season. He played 48 of the 72 defensive snaps in the AFC Championship Game against Baltimore. While Kyle Love played a higher percentage of the snaps for the season than Deaderick, Deaderick's usage was on the uptick down the stretch. 



The team also announced the release of wide receiver Andre Holmes, a practice squad player last season.