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Patriots Release Tight End Fred Davis

There goes another tight end.

Fred, we hardly knew ye.
Fred, we hardly knew ye.
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots continue to turn over their tight end depth chart. After Tim Wright a week ago and rookie Logan Stokes yesterday, the team has decided to release another player at the position. Veteran Fred Davis has been released today:

The 29-year old Davis was signed by the Patriots as a free agent after having spent the first seven years of his career with the Washington Redskins. The former second round pick missed all of the 2014 season due to being suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, and signed a one-year deal with New England ten days after being reinstated by the league on May 1st.

With the veteran, who was a long-shot to make the team's 53-man roster, no longer in the mix, the Patriots' tight end depth chart consists of Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, Michael Hoomanawanui, A.J. Derby, Jimmay Mundine and former defensive end Jake Bequette, who for now has somehow survived this recent wave of tight end releases.