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A.J. Edds, a former standout for Greenwood Community High School, was released Monday by the New England Patriots, the team announced.
Edds, 25, was signed by New England on June 6.
The 6-foot-4, 250 linebacker was trying to revive his career after sitting out all of the 2013 season with a knee injury suffered on the first day of training camp while a member of the Indianapolis Colts.
Edds originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (199th overall) of the Miami Dolphins out of Iowa in 2010. He sat out his rookie season after suffering a knee injury in training camp.
He was released by Miami on Sept. 5, 2011, and claimed off waivers by New England on Sept. 7, 2011.
Edds played in two regular-season games for the Patriots before being released and signed to the practice squad.
The Indianapolis Colts signed Edds to their 53-man roster off the New England practice squad Sept. 28, 2011. He played in nine regular-season games for the Colts, primarily on special teams.
Edds, who competed in varsity football, basketball and track and field at Greenwood, was not offered a contract by the Colts following the 2012 season.
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