- << FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots released nose
tackle Keith Traylor on Wednesday, giving last year's first-round
draft pick Vince Wilfork a chance for more playing time.
Traylor started 10 regular-season games in his only year with the
Patriots. He was a restricted free agent when he signed with them on
March 31, 2004.
Traylor, 35, had spent the previous three seasons with the Chicago
Bears. In 13 NFL seasons, he's been with six teams after being drafted
by Denver in the third round in 1991 as a linebacker. >>
It gave him another year, and a championship. And it gave Wilfork some
great experience - a win-win. Now it's on Vince's shoulders.