Austin Collie’s stint in New England didn’t last long.
Collie, the veteran receiver who signed with the Patriots five weeks ago, has been released, according to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com.
The 27-year-old Collie played three games with the Patriots and caught three passes for 34 yards. Although Collie showed a lot of promise early in his career with the Colts, he has played sparingly the last two years after he had a series of concussions. He also suffered a knee injury on Sunday against the Steelers.
The Patriots have also signed former Ravens wide receiver LaQuan Williams. Although Williams has less experience as a receiver than Collie, he’s a better special teams player, and now that the Patriots are getting healthier in the passing game, a receiver who can contribute on special teams is a higher priority.