Nimmo and Redman Get Pink Slips
By Patriots Insider Staff
Foxborough - The New England Patriots have decided to part ways with two players are part of the process of moving forward. Offensive lineman Lance Nimmo and quarterback Chris Redman have been released according to the team.
Nimmo, a backup lineman who played in NFL Europe, has never cracked the starting lineup. While the 6-foot-5 300-pound West Virginia product has spent time in the league, most of it has been bouncing around in NFL Europe or on team's practice squads. Nimmo was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has spent time with the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns and the Patriots.
When the Patriots spent two of their draft picks on offensive lineman, it spelled trouble for young players trying to make the roster.
Redman has been with the team since winter when he signed on as a reserve future player for the 2005 season. Redman, a former starter in Baltimore, had been trying to make a sort of comeback after a shoulder injury sidelined him.
The 6-foot-3 200-pound former Louisville quarterback saw his chances to make the team wilt after the Patriots signed veteran Doug Flutie and drafted Matt Cassell. Redman had hoped to have an opportunity to compete with Rohan Davey for the backup position behind the team's leader Tom Brady, but it was not to be.
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