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.