The New Orleans Saints have announced that the team has released veteran receiver David Patten.
Patten, a member of three Patriots teams that won Super Bowls earlier this decade, appeared in only five games in 2008, catching only 11 passes.
The 34-year-old receiver will immediately become an unrestricted free agent.
The move clears $2.25 million in cap space for the Saints.


  1. Consider me another one in the “Patten is classy camp.” I wish him the best and appreciate his efforts as a Saint.

  2. Patten was a great all around offensive player. Could catch passes, return kicks(punts and kickoffs), throw touchdowns and run out of hte backfield. David Patten became the sixth player since 1960 to throw a TD pass, catch a touchdown reception and run for a score in one game in 2001. He also caught the only offensive touchdowns in the 2001 AFC Title Game and Super Bowl 36.
    And clearly playing with Brady made him better. As all players who play with the Patriots become. But they never exceed elsewhere what they accomplish in New England. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts and Patten was a vital part.

  3. Patten is a pro, but there just isn’t room for him on that roster. You’ve got your stud in Colston, your clutch receiver in Moore, and your deep threat in Henderson. Keeping a vet like Patten as your #4 or #5 is taking up space you can use to develop a younger guy. If Meachem doesn’t make a move this year to unseat Henderson as their deep threat, he’s officially a bust.

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