According to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, the New England Patriots have released tight end Tim Wright. Wright will be subject to waivers.
Wright joined the Patriots through a trade for Patriots great Logan Mankins prior to the 2014 season. The Buccaneers sent Wright and a 4th round pick (which became DE Trey Flowers) for the guard Mankins and his monstrous contract. The Patriots won the Super Bowl. It worked out well, even though there were some growing pains.
Wright was an intriguing receiver for the Bucs as a converted wide receiver. It was anticipated that he would assume a role similar to Aaron Hernandez while with the Patriots. That never came to fruition as Danny Amendola held back Wright from taking over the slot role. Wright never really became actively engaged in the offense.
Heading into the 2015 season, the Patriots tight ends were stacked with Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, and Michael Hoomanawanui, as well as fliers on the recently reinstated Fred Davis, the rookie A.J. Derby, and the converted Jake Bequette. The fact that Bequette lasted longer than Wright implies that Wright just wasn't fitting into the Patriots offense.
Best of luck to Wright, who will likely be claimed on waivers. We will note who replaces Wright on the roster when it's known.