The Patriots added two wide receivers in the draft over the weekend, which meant that it became time to say goodbye to a receiver they picked up in the draft last year.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that the team has informed Jeremy Ebert that he will be released. Ebert was a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern in 2012 and his release will almost certainly generate less of a response than the Patriots’ AFC East rivals in New Jersey will get for finally saying farewell to quarterback turned punt team stalwart Tim Tebow.
Ebert didn’t make the Patriots out of training camp last season and was briefly a member of the Eagles’ practice squad before winding up back in New England near the end of the season. He never played in a regular season game and was a long shot to stick around even before the Patriots added two new receivers.
Once Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce did join the team, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Ebert. He’ll look for a spot on another team’s roster while the Patriots start getting this year’s rookies ready for work.