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In one of those whirlwind training camp transactions-- the New England patriots signed a former UNI Panther and cut a former Iowa Hawkeye.

The Patriots signed former Panther All-American linebacker L.J. Fort following a workout. Fort who started in Cleveland in 2012 as an undrafted free agent has also spent time in Denver Seattle and Cincinnati. To make room the patriots cut Iowa City native and former Iowa Hawkeye A-J derby. New England drafted derby in the sixth round of the 2015 draft--after he spent a year as a tight end at Arkansas. However Derby is injured so the Pats waived him.

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