After cutting defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick just recently, the Patriots have now let go of another player that played a lot of starting minutes on the defensive line. One time undrafted free-agent Kyle Love has been informed of his release apparently.
The Patriots have released defensive tackle Kyle Love today, according to his agents, Sean Stellato and Richard Kopelman of Klass Sports.
Love was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes this month, and the team informed him the transaction was based purely on medical uncertainty.
He was told he was released for injury reasons. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, he lost 20 lbs. Not the best thing for a defensive lineman. That is likely the actual reason that Belichick cut him. Extraordinary cruel? Cruel yes, but extraordinary no. That is just the way business works in the NFL.
It's a sad story for Kyle Love, and it doesn't leave the Patriots in a good position either. They already needed help on the defensive line, and losing both Deaderick and Love by choice doesn't help matters. New free-agent Tommy Kelly and former CFLer Armond Armstead could help fill the void. This is a big blow for what was a very stout run defense last year, most of the guys that made it that are now gone.