Patriots release fullback Polite

The New England Patriots have released fullback Lousaka

Polite.

Polite, 30, joined the Patriots on Dec. 27 and played in the

regular-season finale against Buffalo and all three postseason

games. He had one carry for three yards.

Polite played three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, one with

the Chicago Bears and three with Miami. He went to training camp

with the Dolphins in 2011 but was released. He spent most of last

season without a team.

Polite has played in 76 NFL games in his career, starting 27. He

has run the ball 95 times for 296 yards and one touchdown. He has

also caught 41 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown.