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Michael Buchanan | Defensive Lineman

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Illinois
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Patriots placed DE/OLB Michael Buchanan on injured reserve, ending his season.
The 2013 seventh-rounder was featured on special teams this season. Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:58:00 PM

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Patriots signed No. 226 overall pick DE Michael Buchanan to a four-year contract.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound end is expected to compete for a special teams role as a rookie. Buchanan's signing leaves WR Aaron Dobson as the Patriots' lone unsigned draft pick.
Tue, May 28, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Patriots selected Illinois DE Michael Buchanan with the No. 226 overall pick.

Buchanan (6-foot-5 3/8, 255) was highly touted entering his senior season, but finished 2012 with pedestrian sack (4.5) and tackle-for-loss (7.0) stats. He did demonstrate burst with a 1.59 ten-yard split at the front end of his 4.78 Combine forty time. Buchanan played "space" linebacker in the Illini's 3-3-5 scheme and has long arms (34"). Buchanan will likely compete for a special teams role initially.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:23:00 PM

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