Bo Scaife’s stay in New England was a short one.
The Patriots released Scaife today, just 11 days after they signed the veteran tight end.
That move hardly comes as a surprise, as the Patriots already had two very talented tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, signed another tight end previously in Daniel Fells, and claimed tight end Jake Ballard off waivers from the Giants. Scaife wasn’t going to make the 53-man roster, and he’s probably better off getting cut now than getting cut later.
Scaife spent all of last season on injured reserve with the Bengals after playing from 2005 to 2010 with the Titans. In Scaife’s best season, 2008, he caught 58 passes for 561 yards in Tennessee. But his numbers declined for two straight seasons after that, and he’s now going to have to start looking for work.