Posted by Josh Alper on May 29, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT
There’s one less veteran on the Patriots depth chart at wide receiver.
The team announced Tuesday that they have released wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez signed with the team in March as a free agent, but he wasn’t at OTAs last week and clearly didn’t convince anyone that he could be an asset for them this season.
Gonzalez was a first-round pick of the Colts in the 2007 Draft. He caught 94 passes in his first two seasons with Indianapolis, but injuries have limited him to 11 games and five catches over the last three seasons. The career revival he hoped for in New England won’t be happening, leaving the likes of Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch,Jabar Gaffney and Chad Ochocinco to battle for snaps across from Wes Welker.