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Report: CB Tony Carter informed of release

The Patriots have informed cornerback Tony Carter that he will be released, according to Josina Anderson of Fox31 in Denver. Teams will be allowed to release/waive players beginning at 4:01 p.m. on Thursday.

Carter, 25, joined the Patriots' practice squad on Sept. 7 of last season and spent the final three games of the regular season on the 53-man roster.

Entering the NFL with the Broncos in 2009, Carter has played in four career games, recording four tackles.