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Wednesday May 15th, 2013

159313494 The Patriots released defensive tackle Kyle Love after he was diagnosed with diabetes. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots released defensive tackle Kyle Love on Wednesday and his agent says the team let the three-year veteran go after he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes.

Love, who started 11 games last season, was set to make $750,000 in base salary. His agent expects Love to clear waivers and then be available to sign with a team at the veteran minimum of $630,000.

"He's disappointed but he told me this is just a minor blip he's expecting to overcome,"  Love's agent Richard Kopelman said to USA Today. "He's a great guy with a wife and a baby he's supporting. The goal is to get back healthy, play for a new team and set himself up for a big contract next season."
Love, 26, a 6-foot-1, 315-pounder has played in 41 NFL games with 25 starts and registered 109 total tackles, 5 1/2  sacks, and one fumble recovery.

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