The New England Patriots' minicamp might be over but that does not mean that the organization stops working. Today, rookie tight end Logan Stokes found that out as the team has released him.
The Patriots' official press release has to say the following about the 22-year old, who spent exactly one week on the team's roster and apparently was unable to make an impression on the coaching staff:
Stokes, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent from Louisiana State on June 11, 2015. He began his college career at Northeast Mississippi Community College for two seasons (2011-12) before transferring to LSU for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder, was utilized mainly as a blocking tight end during his time at LSU. He played in 13 games last season and caught his only reception on a three-yard touchdown pass in LSU’s 10-7 win over Ole Miss.
Releasing Stokes, who was a longshot to make the roster, means that a) the Patriots' roster currently stands at 89 players (seven of those are tight ends) and b) rookie linebacker Matt Wells does no longer have to share his jersey number (44) with an offensive player (at least for now).