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Patriots cut Central Gwinnett grad from roster

On a day when they made big news, reports of landing Tim Tebow, the New England Patriots also cut ties with a Gwinnett grad.

The NFL team released DeWayne Cherrington, a rookie defensive lineman who signed as a free agent following this year's NFL Draft. The 22-year-old was undrafted, but teams liked the potential of the 6-foot-3, 335-pounder.

Cherrington began his college career at Holmes (Miss.) Community College and finished at Mississippi State, where he was a walk-on until earning a scholarship as a senior in 2012.