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Warren: 'I appreciate our journey together'

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  July 29, 2011 04:12 PM

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I spoke briefly with Ty Warren about his release, and while it is possible that a couple of the other veterans released today - possibly Alge Crumpler or Nick Kaczur - might re-sign with the team for less money, it is pretty clear Warren will not be returning.

"I am definitely not mad about my release," he said. "I appreciate the Patriots and our journey together, and I appreciate the Krafts for drafting me in 2003 and providing an opportunity.

"I look forward to doing bigger and better things. I look forward to going to another contending team this fall."

A league source confirmed that Warren failed his conditioning test, but it was because he pulled up with a hamstring injury during the conditioning test, not because of his hip. Warren had surgery last August to fix a labrum tear in the joint, and was placed on injured reserve.

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