Patriots Seventh-Round C Dustin Woodard Retires


Jim McBride reports that Patriots seventh-round C Dustin Woodard has retired from the NFL on Thursday. The decision to retire was reportedly unrelated to COVID-19 concerns. 

The Patriots also waived undrafted rookie DE Nick Coe.

Jeff Howe mentions that Woodard had a great opportunity to become the backup center this season. 

Woodard, 22, was selected with the No. 230 overall pick in the seventh round by the Patriots. He later agreed to a four-year, $3,392,324 contract with the Patriots that included a $97,324 signing bonus.

Woodard started 52 games during his college career at Memphis.

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