Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/15/11
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots released defensive back Malcolm Williams after Thursday's practice, but they didn't announce a concurrent roster transaction. Williams, a seventh-round pick in April, was a special teamer at TCU and with the Patriots. He's been on New England's practice squad twice this season and was promoted to the active roster in time to make his NFL debut during Sunday's game against the Redskins. It's possible that Williams could return if he clears waivers. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked Monday if Williams had grown in his defensive role. "He's learning it," Belichick said. "He missed...

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