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Patriots waive rookie free agents Ian Sluss, Quentin Hines

5/7/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

The New England Patriots neared the league maximum for number of players on offseason roster this past Friday when they signed 19 rookie free agents. But after getting a look at the new additions over the weekend, the New England Patriots trimmed their roster down slightly on Monday by waiving linebacker Ian Sluss and running back Quentin Hines. 
 
Both players had gone unselected in last month’s NFL draft, before being picked as free agents by the New England Patriots late last week. Ian Sluss was one of the New England Patriots’ two undrafted free agents whose contracts included no guaranteed money. Meanwhile, Quentin Hines will still receive $100,000 due to the signing bonus included in his contract with the New England Patriots.
 
Ian Sluss and Quentin Hines also participated in the New England Patriots’ rookie minicamp this past weekend.
 
The 5-11, 190-pound Quentin Hines began his college career at Cincinnati in 2008. He played in just one game at Cincinnati during 2009 after redshirting his first-year.  Quentin Hines missed the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The 22-year-old Quentin Hines spent the 2012 season at Akron, finishing with 35 carries for 194 yards (5.5-yard average) and one touchdown.
 
The New England Patriots designated Quentin Hines as a waived/injured, meaning he will revert to the Patriots’ injured reserve if unclaimed on waivers by another team. The New England Patriots didn’t reveal the nature of Quentin Hines’ injury, although the player’s tweet about a torn labrum suffered in rookie minicamp pretty much answers the question.
 
The 23-year-old Ian Sluss earned the All-Big Sky Conference honors and was named Portland State’s MVP after leading the team with 104 tackles, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries last season. The 6-foot, 225-pound Ian Sluss initially played two seasons at the University of Redlands, before transferring to Portland State and redshirting in 2010.
 
The two moves reduced the New England Patriots’ roster number to 87 players.
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