NFL: Patriots release veteran CB Shawn Springs
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have released veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, who played sparingly after being signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the team prior to last season.
The 35-year-old Springs appeared in 12 games and had 39 tackles and one interception for the Patriots.
The 13-year veteran has also played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.
The Patriots drafted Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty in the first round of last month's draft and re-signed veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden. They also have Darius Butler, a second-round choice last season, and third-year player Jonathan Wilhite.