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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Patriots' decision to cut O'Connell peculiar


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Tom Brady's shoulder must really be passable.

Kevin O'Connell, on the other hand, is not.

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the New England Patriots informed O'Connell they've released him.

 
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  The Patriots drafted quarterback Kevin O'Connell last year in the third round.

O'Connell has had a lousy preseason, completing 12 of 26 passes for 108 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He had a 25.8 passer rating.

But the move is curious on many levels: