Ty Warren Released by Patriots

Patriots Release Ty Warren

Moves are being made at a harried pace in Foxboro this week.

In a relatively shocking move, although not quite as much after yesterday’s Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco trades, the Patriots have parted ways with veteran defensive end Ty Warren.

Warren missed all of the 2010 NFL season with a hip injury. He had been a stalwart on the left side of the defensive line since being drafted out of Texas A&M.

As rampant media speculation has alluded to, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Warren back under a lesser deal, although that is looking less and less likely.

Warren stated that the Patriots were “moving in a different direction defensively”, and has expressed interest in joining the Cowboys.

Releasing him outright, as opposed to restructuring, moves his remaining signing bonus amortization ($5.3m via PatsCap.com) into 2012 due to the “dead money” CBA provision this year. Crumpler was also due a $3.1 million salary.

The Patriots will save about $5.6 million against the cap in 2011.

If Warren does not re-sign, this leaves the Patriots looking at 2nd-year player Brandon Deaderick and veterans Mike Wright, Myron Pryor, Ron Brace, and a host of others to fill in. Vince Wilfork and Albert Haynesworth are expected to be the other starters for the Patriots.

Also released for the Patriots were Nick Kaczur, Alge Crumpler, Marcus Stroud, Tony Carter, and Ryan Coulson.

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17 Responses to “Ty Warren Released by Patriots”

  1. edward0383 says:

    They could still resign Warren. Gerald Warren that is. He
    made enough of an impact last year that I think
    he should be resign. He certainly saw more playing
    time than any of the other options above.

  2. Casey says:

    Merriwether for Umenyiora. Make sense now?

  3. Ratzalot says:

    Although not a dominant force like Richard Seymour was, Ty Warren has been an excellent 3-4 DE. If the health concerns are substantial, then cutting him is the best move. However, if he is fully recovered, I’d be interested in seeing him resigned to a small contract. Good 3-4 DEs are hard to find.

  4. Ken says:

    Warren was out all of 2010, was out injured a good part of 2009, if the Pats saved 5.5 million or more against the cap by cutting him then it was a very wise choice… right now I have more faith in Pryor’s abilities than I do Warren.

  5. mike says:

    Does no one realize that the pats are clearing cap room for a reason maybe something to do with Shaun Ellis, Cullen Jenkins,Mathias Kiwanuka, Manny Lawson, and Matt Roth can still be picked up let alone malcom floyd… always a plan with Bill.

    • CC says:

      Unfortunetly mike…..Cullen Jenkins is a Philly Eagle!!!! Can you say OUCH?

      • Liam says:

        Stupid eagles. Also, Kiwi resigned with Big Blue to be their fourth DE. Silly of him when he could have been our starting OLB running behind Fat Albert.

  6. CC says:

    So much for the “just wait until Ty Warren get’s back” comment’s I’ve been hearing since the Jet’s loss? Or about the the “Warren, Wilfork and Haynesworth” D-line combo that was gonna help us get out of the third down conversions flunk?

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  8. AM says:

    Kind of felt this one coming after Belichick’s comments about Warren’s decision to have surgery. Maybe the failed conditioning test was the final straw. Still, he was a solid rock up front, and he knew the scheme well. I hope Belichick isn’t expecting Haynesworth to replace Warren wholesale, and that Brace, Deaderick, etc. come along nicely.

  9. Billy C. says:

    His play was slipping before the hip injury. Now without playing a snap of football in about 18 months and being on the other side of it, its time for the kids to man that side of the line. Plus, lets see what BB can do with the additional cap savings before everyone gets all teary-eyed.

    • John M says:

      I agree. If the Patriots thought Warren was healthy, they wouldn’t be releasing him. The Patriots are pretty good when it’s time to get rid of a player. Look at Randy Moss and Lawrence Maroney for example.

  10. Jon says:

    They better resign him!

    • Coach Bill says:

      Not going to happen.

    • Dan says:

      He was gone when he decided to go back to college and have surgery. I wasn’t the least bit surprised at this move.
      Goes to show you all the drama that unfolded with the CBA over the last few years…lots of decisions made by players to put themselves first, or to just take care of themselves. I feel this was a prime example, and now he’s not wanted. He made his dough, and he played hard…had a few good seasons, and one very good season.

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