Pats prepare to welcome back U.S. Olympic rugby player Ebner (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) – The New England Patriots released offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson on Sunday to open a roster spot ahead of safety Nate Ebner returning to the team after competing for the U.S. Olympic rugby team at the Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old Ebner, entering his fifth NFL season, was placed on the reserve/did not report list last month so he could participate in the Olympics. Ebner missed the first three weeks of training camp to be with Team USA Rugby.