Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 5/15/13
If you don't show up to Foxboro with your lunch pail, you probably won't be coming back. Brandon Deaderick went from seventh round draft pick to near starter on the defensive line. In his third season, he played a career high four games, starting in five of them. So, when he was cut a few days ago, it obviously came as a bit of a surprise. Considering the Patriots still do have a need on the defensive line, and the depth at that position is so important, one had to be scratching their head at this move. However, CSNNE's Tom E Curran has the scoop as to why Deaderick is gone. But a source says Deaderick’s work ethic had been a nagging issue since he arrived and that Deaderick was “complacent.” Whether that was the sole reason for Deaderick's release is unknown but it appears to have played a role. Bill Belichick doesn't often tolerate poor work ethic in his locker room as he doesn't like the example it sets for other players. Deaderick's release won't have an immense impact on ...
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