Reports: Reggie Wayne asked for release, couldn't handle "Patriot Way"
As we drew closer to the 4:00 p.m. deadline for roster cuts yesterday, reporters on the beat began to piece together some clues that pointed to the possible release of receiver Reggie Wayne, but not many figured it'd become a reality.
After Wayne wasn't at practice, along with other players such as Jonas Gray and Robert McClain, and then when Wayne wasn't spotted in the locker room following the session, people began to contemplate the possibility that Wayne was in fact on his way out.
Shortly following the official word, both Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe tweeted that complications in dealing with how the Patriots do business was too much of a burden for Wayne to handle, which led to his release:
From source close to Wayne "asked for release, work environment to tough....not fun"