Patriots release former Wildcats DL Myron Pryor

4/19/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The New England Patriots released fifth-year defensive linesman Myron Pryor on Thursday. Although the New England Patriots did not officially announce the move, Myron Pryor was listed as released in the NFL's daily transactions list.
Myron Pryor contributed 34 tackles and one sacks, while appearing in 24 career games over three seasons with the New England Patriots.
Joining the team as a sixth-round pick out of Kentucky in the 2009 NFL draft, Myron Pryor had the best season of his career in his rookie year, playing 13 games while posting 10 tackles, zero sacks and one forced fumble.
Myron Pryor has looked most promising when healthy, making a strong case as another depth option on the New England Patriots’ defensive line. But Myron Pryor’s once promising young career was derailed as he faced shortened playing time due to injuries each of the following seasons.
The 6-foot-1, 305 pound Myron Pryor was already considered to be a long-shot to make the New England Patriots’ final roster for the 2013 season.
The 26-year-old Myron Pryor has not played a down for the New England Patriots since he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers during the 2011 season. Myron Pryor ended up missing the following 14 games that season. He remained sidelined for the entire 2012 season as well after suffering a torn pectoral.
With Myron Pryor’s release, the New England Patriots now boast only two players from the 2009 NFL draft class currently on their roster. Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (second-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (seventh-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft) re-signed with the New England Patriots during the offseason.
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