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    The New England Patriots released 36-year-old safety John Lynch on Sunday, just 16 days after signing the 15-year veteran.
    John Lynch, S

    2007 Statistics:
    Tackles: 59
    Sacks: 1
    Pass def: 3

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick left the door open for a possible return by Lynch later in the season.
    "It goes without saying but John is an all-time great safety, one of the league's classiest professionals and his elite play speaks for itself," Belichick said. "As has been the case in other situations, I would not rule anything out down the road."
    Lynch, recently released after four seasons in Denver, is a nine-time Pro Bowler.
    "I have no regrets about my time thus far with the Patriots," Lynch said. "The immense respect that I've long held for the organization has been only heightened over the past couple of weeks. I am going to keep all options open and look forward with excitement to see what the future brings."
    In addition to Lynch, the Patriots also released th