Patriots part ways with Adrian Clayborn

The New England Patriots released defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn.

What It Means:

The move saves the Patriots over $3.9 million against the cap and $4 million in cash. Clayborn experienced some severe sack regression during his only season in New England, going from a career-best 9.5 quarterback takedowns with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 to 2.5 over 14 games in 2018. He turns 31 in July.

Clayborn has 32.5 career sacks over 95 games.