Patriots release DL Myron Pryor

The Patriots have released defensive lineman Myron Pryor.

Pryor missed the entire 2012 season due to injury and played in just two games in 2011 due to a shoulder injury. Originally a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2009, Pryor has career totals of 34 tackles and one sack in 24 games played.

The 6-foot-1, 305 pounder was likely a long shot to make the Patriots active roster for the 2013 season.