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Patriots release tight end Rob Housler

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The Patriots cut another tight end Wednesday, making it a good thing they keep plenty around.

According to Phil Perry of, the Patriots released veteran Rob Housler with a failed physical designation.

They just cut blocking tight end/spare lineman Michael Williams last week.

The Patriots have as good a 1-2 punch as any in the league with Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen, and they still have five on the roster including trade acquisition James O’Shaughnessy.

The 29-year-old Housler was signed in January. He didn’t play last season. The former Cardinals third-rounder was cut by the Bears last summer.

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11 Responses to “Patriots release tight end Rob Housler”
  1. dmc1542 says: May 17, 2017 6:12 PM

    There goes their super bowl hopes….

  2. maust1013 says: May 17, 2017 6:15 PM

    Down to just 5 now? Belichick will probably sign another. No one in the game today is as focused on TE’s as the Belichick. He is determined to create the 2 TE offense of his defensive minded nightmares.

  3. QB Film Room says: May 17, 2017 6:18 PM

    Did he not just sign with them???

  4. QB Film Room says: May 17, 2017 6:19 PM

    This Guy was MONEY with Carson Palmer in 2014!

  5. brady2gronktd says: May 17, 2017 6:20 PM

    Hopefully its a sign O’shaughnessy, Allen and Jacob Hollister are performing well

  6. exinsidetrader says: May 17, 2017 6:23 PM

    It’s a ruthless business.

  7. tylawspick6 says: May 17, 2017 6:28 PM

    surprised at this

    they may be readying to sign andrew hawkins at wr

    housler has talent so surprising

  8. maust1013 says: May 17, 2017 6:50 PM

    QB Film Room says:
    May 17, 2017 6:19 PM
    This Guy was MONEY with Carson Palmer in 2014!

    Housler was 9/129/0 in 15 games in ’14. You need to get out of the QB film room a little more often.

  9. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

    The only thing he hasn’t dropped – is out of the league.

  10. tsuscrumhalf says: May 17, 2017 7:11 PM

    Gronk & Aaron Hernandez – that’s a dangerous combo.

  11. superpatriotsfan says: May 18, 2017 10:37 AM

    Feb of 2017, Patriots fans were all about Rob Housler and thinking he would be the key for the next SB title.

    Now, they say he sucked.

    Gotta love their logic.

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