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05:56 PM ET 05.16 | For the second time in three days, the Jaguars added to their defensive line by claiming a former New England Patriots player. On Tuesday, it was Brandon Deaderick; today, it was Kyle Love. Adding Love, who started 11 games at defensive tackle for the Patriots last year, puts the Jaguars at the maximum roster limit of 90 players. Love was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Love (6-1, 315) is another big body with playing experience for the Jaguars to work with. The Jaguars have 17 defensive linemen on the roster. Love spent the last four years with New England ??? he played in 41 games (25 starts), making 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Last year, he played 49 percent of the Patriots??? defensive snaps. Love played at Mississippi State.

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May 16, 2013  06:40 PM ET

The Pats pass rush needs to be upgraded, and when you've got a diabetic whose playing time may be limited.....

Again, they released him early to let him have a chance to find another job before the flood.

Good luck, Kyle. Thanks for what you've done for the team. It's appreciated.

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May 16, 2013  08:42 PM ET

Love will be able to inject himself during the game. LOL

May 16, 2013  08:49 PM ET

Pats asked Love to retire for a year to deal with his health issues........had to release him. Not sure he will be healthy enough to make the Jags 53 man roster.....then again it's the Jags.

May 16, 2013  08:50 PM ET
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The Pats pass rush needs to be upgraded, and when you've got a diabetic whose playing time may be limited...

It's "only" Type 2 Diabetes, though. His pancreas is still producing insulin, just not quite enough. He won't miss time for this, or at least it shouldn't be expected. There are plenty of Type 2 diabetics in the NFL. The amazing thing is all the Type 1 diabetics in sports, including the NFL. Cutler's a Type 1. That's why he lost all that weight several years ago, along with the zip on his passes. Gary Hall, Jr. was diagnosed with Type 1, the real mutha, just before the 2000 Olympics and he won himself a lot of hardware between then and the last Olympics. I have Type 2, but I'm a freakin' couch potato.

May 16, 2013  08:52 PM ET
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It's "only" Type 2 Diabetes, though. His pancreas is still producing insulin, just not quite enough. He won't miss time for this, or at least it shouldn't be expected. There are plenty of Type 2 diabetics in the NFL. The amazing thing is all the Type 1 diabetics in sports, including the NFL. Cutler's a Type 1. That's why he lost all that weight several years ago, along with the zip on his passes. Gary Hall, Jr. was diagnosed with Type 1, the real mutha, just before the 2000 Olympics and he won himself a lot of hardware between then and the last Olympics. I have Type 2, but I'm a freakin' couch potato.

Ditto.

Type 2 is easily controlled.

May 16, 2013  09:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's "only" Type 2 Diabetes, though. His pancreas is still producing insulin, just not quite enough. He won't miss time for this, or at least it shouldn't be expected. There are plenty of Type 2 diabetics in the NFL. The amazing thing is all the Type 1 diabetics in sports, including the NFL. Cutler's a Type 1. That's why he lost all that weight several years ago, along with the zip on his passes. Gary Hall, Jr. was diagnosed with Type 1, the real mutha, just before the 2000 Olympics and he won himself a lot of hardware between then and the last Olympics. I have Type 2, but I'm a freakin' couch potato.

Love is well over 300 lbs. and has to eat everything in the kitchen to mantain his weight.....might not be an easy thing to control playing at a high level....energy will diminish as the season goes along. Might not be as easy as you think to control for a man that size.

May 16, 2013  09:09 PM ET
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Nice sentiment Debbie, but the truth is he never did squat for the Pats which is why he was released.

Maybe, but with a few exceptions you can say that about the whole Pats defense.

May 17, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Maybe, but with a few exceptions you can say that about the whole Pats defense.

Wilfork being an exception

 
May 18, 2013  09:44 PM ET

Patwats defense was a respectable 9th best in points allowed in 2012. Passing defense was their week point. This guy starts 11 games on d-line so stands to reason he's no bum.

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