Roster Shuffle Continues: Release Cohen, Bring Back Veteran

Derek Havens
September 28, 2011 at 08:00am ET

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On Tuesday the Patriots released defensive lineman Landon Cohen. Cohen, signed with New England last Wednesday. He appeared on 17 snaps Sunday and registered one tackle.

First reported by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Pats will sign veteran defensive tackle Gerard Warren on Wednesday to fill the roster spot left by Cohen. In my opinion, Warren was one of the more surprising releases as I felt he earned a role on this team.

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick continues to shuffle New England's roster with the release of Landon Cohen on Tuesday. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Warren, who started 10 games for the team last season, has been on and off the roster over the past two months. Warren's return was expected because some of his personal were in his old locker at Gillette Stadium through the first three weeks of the season.

At 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, Warren adds some much needed size to the Patriots' defensive line. With Albert Haynesworth (back) and Mike Wright (concussion) on the mend, his return could not come at a better time. Expect the transaction to be finalized Wednesday.

New England has undergone an extensive amount of roster turnover since the season began. It seems Bill Belichick and the Patriots front office are still looking for the right fit in their 53-man roster.

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