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Patriots cut Jeremy Ebert

Patriots wide receiver Jeremy Ebert is tackled by Eagles linebacker DeMayo Ryans during the first half of their preseason NFL football game in Foxborough Reuters

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.

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8 Responses to “Patriots cut Jeremy Ebert”
  1. charleythedinosaur says: Apr 29, 2013 9:31 AM

    Love how you got in the Tebow reference to a story about the Pats cutting a seventh round WR who wasn’t going to make the team anyway.

  2. bettis3636 says: Apr 29, 2013 9:31 AM

    How did Tim Tebows name get brought up in this article… AGAIN… THE MEDIA makes Tebow look redic!

  3. realfootballfan says: Apr 29, 2013 9:43 AM

    So another of Bill Bellichick’s 30 picks each year didn’t work out? I’m shocked.

  4. Patskrieg dot com says: Apr 29, 2013 9:57 AM

    Another short white guy turns out to be not Wes Welker.

    I don’t really want to hate on a 7th round longshot. Good luck to him.

  5. firstand4ever says: Apr 29, 2013 10:28 AM

    Let me see some fake out rage towards the Pats cutting a 2012 7th round pick after 68 undrafted receivers have been signed by NFL teams. Pats should have cut him when he had a chance to latch on to another team. Poor Jeremy Ebert. ;-)

  6. huskersrock1 says: Apr 29, 2013 11:05 AM

    Are you going to post 30 stories about teams that don’t want Ebert too Florio?

  7. cliverush says: Apr 29, 2013 2:02 PM

    Edelman was playing good football prior to the injury last year. After the spot opened this young man was not able to move up a play. He had his opportunity.

  8. mrpresident2 says: Apr 29, 2013 3:18 PM

    @realfootballfan and how many of your teams 7th rounders have “not worked out”?

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