We’ve just picked up an unconfirmed rumor from a league source that the Patriots have released receiver Joey Galloway.
Galloway had been inactive for the past three games, despite not being injured. He has been a disappointment during his short stint in New England.
Galloway, 38, been linked to the Ravens via trade talks. It could be that the Patriots tried to move him but were not getting offers from Baltimore or anyone else, even if (as it appears) they tried to create the impression that he would have been cut after the trade deadline, and thus exposed to waivers.
If it’s true that Galloway has been cut, the fact that the Patriots have opted to give Galloway a chance to pick his next team instead of his next team (probably a bad one) picking him should go a long way toward promoting goodwill in the locker room.
Sure, the NFL is a business. But that doesn’t mean players still on the team fail to notice when the front office gives a guy the shaft gratuitously.
UPDATE: It’s confirmed. Galloway is out.