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By Mike McDermottThe Patriots have released nose tackle Mike Wright and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger.
The 29-year-old Wright has played his entire seven-year career in New England. He picked up 10.5 sacks combined in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. But the 2010 season was cut short when he suffered a concussion in the season's 10th game. This season, he suffered another concussion in the season-opening game at Miami and was put on injured reserve a month later.
Ohrnberger, 26, appeared in five games in 2009 and 2010. He spent all of last season on injured reserve due to a head injury.
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The Patriots released defensive lineman Mike Wright on Wednesday, putting his future in football in further doubt. Wright's last two seasons ended due to serious concussions, and he said in October he would assess a retirement decision after the 2011 season. It was not clear Wednesday if his release was the result of such a decision. "Right now, I'm just trying to get...
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Defensive lineman Mike Wright and offensive guard Rich Ohrnberger have been released, the team announced just now. Both missed most of 2011 on Injured Reserve.
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The Patriots released two players yesterday, veteran defensive lineman Mike Wright and guard Rich Ohrnberger .
The New England Patriots released offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and defensive lineman Mike Wright on Wednesday.
Defensive Lineman Mike Wright was released yesterday by the Patriots.
Other than him retiring, his release seemed imminent. Wright suffered a concussion on November 21, 2010 against the Colts that ended his season.
He made his return in the 2011 opener against Miami only to suffer another concussion, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.
At this time last year, it seemed that Rich Ohrnberger was going to be in the hunt for a starting job on the Patriots offensive line for the 2011 season. As of today, he’s going to be on the hunt for any job.
The 26-year-old interior offensive lineman was released by the Patriots today after spending the entire 2011-12 regular season on injured reserve with a head injury.