Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/26/12

Patriots running back Eric Kettani has finally been cleared to return to the NFL on a fulltime basis, as the United States Navy released him from active duty Wednesday to complete Kettani's lengthy appeal process. Kettani served two years of active duty before he was granted select reserve status last year, which allowed him to attend training camp. As a selective reserve, Kettani agreed to promote the Navy and complete charitable work, which he did through the Wounded Warrior Project. After training camp, the Patriots added Kettani to their practice squad. However, he was recalled by the Navy in October...

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