New England Patriots

Dec 20, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe (81) catches a pass in front of New England Patriots linebacker Terez Hall (59) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday afternoon, the Patriots announced they are releasing linebacker Terez Hall. Hall was officially waived with a failed physical designation, per the team.

Hall was originally signed by the Patriots as a UDFA out of Missouri in 2019. He spent his rookie year on the practice squad, then played in eight games in 2020. The 25-year-old saw significant playing time in those games, and recorded 50 tackles with two pass breakups.

Last season, Hall missed training camp with an undisclosed injury and landed up PUP. The team didn’t activate him during the season..

Heading into spring practices, Hall was expected to be one of a number of players competing for the top off-ball middle linebacker role playing next to Ja’Whaun Bentley. The remaining players at the position include Mack Wilson, Raekwon McMillan, and Cameron McGrone.

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