Patriots Sign Lineman Flynn, Release Jimoh

FOXBORO -- The New England Patriots added another face to the offensive line on Thursday when the team signed free agent Mike Flynn. Terms of the deal were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released veteran cornerback Ade Jimoh.

The Patriots added 10-year veteran center Mike Flynn on Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound offensive lineman has played center and guard for the Baltimore Ravens (1998-2007). After spending his rookie season on and off practice squads, Flynn settled in with Baltimore to eventually become their starting center. He has appeared in 133 games during his career with 115 starts.

Flynn's addition to the Patriots offensive line, could be an indication that Billy Yates (injured last week against the Buccaneers), Stephen Neal (PUP), and Russ Hochstein (Missing over a week of practice), are not healthy enough to participate in the team's coming preseason games.

Flynn was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie out of Maine on April 25, 1997. After spending the 97 season with the Jaguars, he returned to Baltimore for the 1998 season. The Ravens released Flynn on February 28, 2008.

To make room for Flynn on the roster, the Patriots released cornerback Ade Jimoh. The 28-year old has played for the Washington Redskins (2003-06) and Chicago Bears (2007). Jimoh was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on August 13, 2008.


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