June 12, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Joseph Addai takes questions from reporters after mini camp at the Gillette Stadium practice facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Former L.S.U. running back Joseph Addai released by New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have announced that they have parted ways with their offseason pickup of running back Joseph Addai.

The experiment didn’t last long for the former star L.S.U. running back Addai who had spent his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts after being drafted by them in the first round in 2006.

Addai was a major piece of the offense until he began battling injuries the last few seasons.  He was witness to one of the Colts worst seasons in memory after former quarterback Peyton Manning was out for the entire year.

The Colts decided to move on and cleaned house of some of the veterans, which Addai was part of.  It didn’t take long for him out on the market and Addai was signed by the Patriots.

Looking for a fresh start, Addai was reported to not be the same running back that he once was and was surpassed in organized team activities by the other backs on the roster.

The final nail in the coffin for Addai unfortunately was that he failed a physical for the Patriots and they decide to release him.  Even with his injury history and failed physical, Addai could find a team who is needing a running back but he won’t be the every down guy he used to be.

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