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Tim Wright released by Patriots

Bill Belichick just released a Rutgers player. In other news:

As Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 originally reported, the New England Patriots have released TE Tim Wright. The Patriots acquired Wright from the Buccaneers along with a 4th-round pick for guard Logan Mankins. Although he caught 6 TDs in 2014, he was wildly inconsistent as he failed to catch a pass during the Patriots Super Bowl run. The Patriots acquired Scott Chandler to back up star TE Rob Gronkowski. Cutting Wright solidifies Michael Hoomanawanui's spot as the 3rd-string TE.

Wright played wide receiver at Rutgers and was awarded the team MVP award following the 2012 season. He was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers, only to be traded to the Patriots after one season. Wright only turned 25 in April and will most likely wind up on an NFL roster by training camp. He is a pure pass catcher and has the ability to develop into a balanced tight end if he can refine his blocking skills and put on some weight. Stick with On The Banks for news on all of the Knights in the NFL.