Patriots release RB Akeem Shavers

Patriots release RB Akeem Shavers
June 5, 2013, 4:30 pm
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The Patriots announced on Wednesday that they've released rookie running back Akeem Shavers.

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The Patriots announced on Wednesday that they've released rookie running back Akeem Shavers. The team claimed Shavers off waivers from Tampa Bay on May 7. 

The 23-year-old back out of Purdue signed with the Bucs as a rookie free agent on April 29 and was released on May 6. He played two seasons at Purdue, and as senior he gained 871 yards rushing on 181 carries with six touchdowns.