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Patriots cut wide receiver Antonio Brown

AB’s time in Foxborough is over.

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

According to wide receiver Antonio Brown’s Twitter account, the talented veteran wideout has been released by the Patriots — a fact that was confirmed by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shortly after.

After one game and almost two weeks of wild news cycles, the 10-year NFL star is once again without a team after SI’s Robert Klemko’s reporting from Thursday evening that Brown sent menacing text messages to a second sexual misconduct accuser.

After a brief opening statement at today’s press conference, head coach Bill Belichick fielded seven questions regarding Brown’s status on the roster before cutting out of the session early, clearly not pleased with the line of questioning.

The precise details of how Brown’s release will effect the Patriots’ 2019 salary cap aren’t yet known, but Boston Sports Journal’s Miguel Benzan did provide some helpful information.

The Patriots will now carry a wide receiver depth chart of Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, and Matthew Slater into their week-three tilt against the Jets this Sunday in Foxborough. Rookie first round pick N’Keal Harry will eligible to begin practicing with the team starting in week seven.