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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Jonathan Wilhite: Patriots open up roster spot Patriots Part Ways With Two Players: "FOXBORO -- The New England Patriots made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday. The team released cornerback Tim Mixon and linebacker T.J. Slaughter. The moves were made after the team selected players at both positions over the weekend through the NFL Draft.
The Patriots released Cal cornerback Tim Mixon yesterday after adding more players at the position via the Draft and free agency. The 5-foot-9, 184-pound defender was part of the team's practice squad in 2007. The former California product joined New England in 2007 after short stays with the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears.
Mixon was a longshot to make the final roster as the Patriots build depth around him. New England added defensive backs Fernando Bryant, Jason Webster and Lewis Sanders via free agency. The team selected another pair of defensive backs via the Draft; Terrence Wheatley (Colorado) and Jonathan Wilhite (Auburn).
Mixon did not participate in any regular season or postseason games for the Patriots."

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