Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks to wide receiver Austin Collie (10), wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) and wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots release veteran WR Austin Collie

According to ESPNBoston.com, the New England Patriots have released veteran wide receiver Austin Collie.

The Pats just signed Collie last month as they were searching for ways to improve the sub-par receiving effort they were getting to begin the season for Tom Brady. In his short stint in New England, Collie caught three passes for 34 yards.

Collie first made his name in the league with the Indianapolis Colts where he was a versatile weapon for Peyton Manning when he was there. However, in recent years, Collie has battled injuries that have kept him off the field. Just this past Sunday in the win over the Steelers, Collie left the game after going down with a knee injury.

This move isn’t all that surprising neither because New England signed LaQuan Williams earlier today, so the team had to fill up a roster spot and the Collie experiment obviously wasn’t working out the way they may have hoped.


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