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Michael Buchanan | Defensive Lineman

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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. Oct 6 - 4:58 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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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Jonas Gray
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
GLB1Shane Vereen
2Jonas Gray
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski