The New England Patriots released veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday, while adding free agent tight end Fred Davis and free agent offensive lineman Kevin Hughes.

Arrington, 28, played five years for the Patriots and tied for the NFL interception lead with seven in 2011. Last year he played in 14 games with four starts and finished with 33 tackles, one sack, four passes defended, two forced fumbles and seven special teams tackles. He also scored touchdowns on a fumble return and a blocked field goal. His release means the three starting cornerbacks for the Patriots in the Super Bowl have been released by the team.

Davis, 29, signed with the Patriots four days after being reinstated by the NFL after serving an indefinite suspension for a second violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. He was a second-round draft pick by Washington in 2008 and has 162 career catches for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Hughes, 26, has played for four NFL teams since being signed as a rookie free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2011 out of Southeast Louisiana. Most recently he signed with Carolina last Feb. 4 but was released on March 10.

GIANTS: New York signed running back Kenneth Harper of Temple, wide receiver Ben Edwards of Richmond, tight end Will Tye of Stony Brook, and defensive tackle Carlif Taylor of Southern Connecticut State.

The Giants also terminated the contract of running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived linebacker James Davidson and safety Thomas Gordon.

RAIDERS: Oakland signed running back Michael Dyer and five other players who tried out at the team’s rookie minicamp.

Oakland also signed cornerbacks SaQwan Edwards and Travell Dixon; guard Mitch Bell; defensive end Gary Wilkins and receiver Austin Willis.

Dyer rushed for 3,039 yards and 22 touchdowns on 578 carries in college at Auburn and Louisville.

CARDINALS: Arizona signed three players who tried out for the team, including quarterback Phillip Sims.

The other two are safeties Harold Jones-Quartey and Brandon Person. All three are from NCAA Division II schools and tried out for the team at its rookie minicamp over the weekend.

BROWNS: Cleveland waived veteran kicker Garrett Hartley, who was signed last season after the club released Billy Cundiff.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle signed converted offensive lineman Kona Schwenke and defensive end Julius Warmsley to their 90-man roster following rookie minicamp last weekend.

WASHINGTON: The team announced that sixth-round choice Tevin Mitchel, a cornerback from Arkansas, has agreed to a contract but has yet to sign it.

Eight other picks, including second-round linebacker Preston Smith of Mississippi State and third-round running back Matt Jones of Florida, did put pen to paper on their rookie deals.

BEARS: Chicago waived linebacker Khaseem Greene after two seasons.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2013, Greene appeared in 25 games with six starts over two seasons.

He had 601/2 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble to go with seven special-teams stops.


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