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The New England Patriots haven't had a great off-season, to say the very least.

The DeflateGate saga has left New England without their starting quarterback for the first four weeks of the 2015 season, leaving youngster Jimmy Garoppolo to step in for Tom Brady, while the defense has lost star corners Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

With their well-documented struggles, one would think New England would be doing all they could to keep the rest of their core from last years Super Bowl winning side together, but that isn't the case.

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According to a tweet from Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports, the Patriots have today decided to release tight end Tim Wright, less than twelve months after trading for him.

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick traded for the 25-year-old tight end last August, sending Pro Bowl offensive tackle Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for the potential-filledWright and a fourth-round draft pick.

Wright recorded 26 receptions and 259 yards in 2014, but managed to haul six touchdowns in his one and only season in Foxboro. The tight end appeared in six regular season games without a catch. He also earned two touchdowns on five grabs in Week 12. However, Wright didn't have a single catch in the Pats' playoff run.

New England will move forward with import Scott Chandler -- 47 catches for 497 yards in Buffalo last year -- behind starter and NFL star Rob Gronkowski.

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