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Tight end Tim Wright's tenure with the Patriots comes to an end
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Tight end Tim Wright's tenure with the Patriots comes to an end

Published Jun. 11, 2015 5:51 p.m. ET

Tight end Tim Wright's tenure with the New England Patriots has officially come to an end as Wright was released from the team on Thursday. Wright caught 26 passes for 259 yards and six touchdowns in his only season in New England.

Wright was acquired shortly before the 2014 season started along with a 2015 fourth round pick which turned into rookie defensive end Trey Flowers. Longtime Patriot offensive guard Logan Mankins was sent to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the other part of the trade. 

Wright was in one of the tightest roster battles on the depth chart as the Patriots have six tight ends in Rob Gronkowski, free agents Scott Chandler and Fred Davis, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jake Bequette and rookie A.J. Derby. 

Wright is expected to be claimed on waivers and it remains to be seen what the Patriots will do with the extra roster spot.

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(h/t Pats Pulpit)

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Jared Wickerham

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