Ex-Patriots DB Cloutier dies at 78

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots say former defensive back Dave Cloutier has died.

The team says Cloutier died Nov. 6 at his home in Palm Coast, Florida, at the age of 78. He was the first Maine native in Patriots history.

Cloutier was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 18th round of the 1962 NFL draft, but he signed a free agent deal with the AFL’s Buffalo Bills.

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