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Joseph Addai released by Patriots

The New England Patriots released running back Joseph Addai on Wednesday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are wasting no time shedding players who they think will not help them in the long run.  The team announced they have released running back Joseph Addai just two months after signing him, the Boston Herald reports.

Addai agreed to a one-year deal with the team in May, has struggled with injuries since 2010 and he did not participate in at least one of the Patriots organized team activities.

Addai had received interest from the Philadelphia Eagles after being released by the Indianapolis Colts this past offseason. Addai has rushed for 4,453 yards and 39 touchdowns in six seasons. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2007.