September 8, 2009

Patriots pick up DB Lockett, dump WR Lewis

The New England Patriots have picked up defensive secondary prospect Bret Lockett and released seasoned wide receiver Greg Lewis.

Lockett, a cornerback, was picked up off waivers from Cleveland, which had signed him as a rookie free agent in May. He had 61 tackles in 11 games his senior year at UCLA.

The Patriots had obtained Lewis last March in a trade with Philadelphia. He made 127 catches for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns in 90 games in six NFL seasons.