Woodland alum Barnett released by Patriots

Woodland alum Barnett released by Patriots
Woodland High alum Michael Barnett has signed with the New England Patriots (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Woodland alum Michael Barnett was released by the Patriots on Thursday, less than 2 weeks after the team signed him to a deal.

The 23-year-old signed with New England back on August 24th to his first professional contract.

Barnett went undrafted in April after spending the last 5 seasons at Georgia.

The defensive end played in 46 games over the last 5 seasons collecting 47 tackles. The 23-year-old started 6 games his senior season in Athens and had 23 tackles.

Barnett was a 4-star prospect coming out of Woodland in 2014. He was the 2nd ranked defensive end in the state his senior season and played in the 2014 Shrine Bowl.

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