The Patriots announced this morning that they have released tight end Tim Wright.

Wright was acquired just before the start of last season in a trade with Tampa Bay. The Patriots sent guard Logan Mankins to the Bucs and received Wright and a 4th round pick in return. The Patriots used that fourth round pick to draft defensive end Trey Flowers in May.

Wright had 26 receptions for 259 yards and 6 touchdowns. He wasn't even targeted in the three playoff games.

While Wright is young and has a lot of upside, the addition of Scott Chandler this offseason made the tight end a crowded group. It would seem that Wright was the long shot of the group to make it and the team is releasing him early to give him a chance to catch on with another team.

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Thome 6/11/2015 10:46:00 AM Edit

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