The Patriots released DB Phillip Adams on Tuesday. Adams, who played in 15 games for the 49ers last season, played in six games for the Patriots this season.
Generally covering the slot, Adams recorded eight tackles this season. He was originally signed on Sept. 21 and eventually re-signed on Oct. 18.
The Patriots may be getting a pair of healthy DBs back this week — Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung.