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Patriots release veteran RB Pass, who was out of football last year

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots released running back Patrick Pass on Thursday, one week after signing him.

Career Statistics
Carries: 128

Yards: 526

Touchdowns: 3

That ended Pass' bid to stick with the team for which he played from 2000 to 2006 as a backup. He was released after the 2006 season, played one game with the New York Giants in 2007 and then dropped out of football.

Pass called Patriots coach Bill Belichick last Wednesday, had a workout and signed. Pass played as a running back and blocking back in his previous stint with the Patriots and started at fullback in their Super Bowl XXXIX victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2004 season.

Pass was one of only seven current Patriots who were on all three of New England's Super Bowl champion teams.

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