According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots have released tight end Tyler Beck, and long snapper Charley Hughlett.
Rookie tight end Tyler Beck of Bowling Green and first-year long snapper Charley Hughlett were released Thursday by the New England Patriots.
Both were long shots to make the final roster, with the timing of Beck’s release somewhat unusual, as he signed with the club on Monday. Beck’s contract included a $1,500 signing bonus.
As Reiss mentions, these two weren’t locks to make the final roster, so this move shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone. The Pats already have two long snappers on the roster, and if all goes well with Rob Gronkowski’s knee surgery, the need for someone like Beck shouldn’t be too great.
This leaves the Pats with Justin Jones and Asa Watson as the only two rookie tight ends, although both have the ability to not only make the roster, but play well in this offensive system.