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Patriots Claim Rookie RB Akeem Shavers Off Waivers From Tampa Bay

Posted May 7, 2013

The New England Patriots have claimed rookie RB Akeem Shavers off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed and were awarded rookie RB Akeem Shavers off waivers from Tampa Bay today. Shavers was originally signed by Tampa Bay as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2013 and released on May 6, 2013.

Shavers, 23, played two seasons at Purdue after transferring from Tyler Junior College. Last season, the 5-11, 203-pounder, gained 871 yards rushing on 181 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also added 370 receiving yards on 18 receptions with three touchdowns.