The New England Patriots have released veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, according to reports on Twitter.
Patriots release WR Jabar Gaffney.—
Judy Battista (@judybattista) August 27, 2012
The 31-year-old Gaffney was coming off the best season of his career. He caught 68 passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns with the Redskins last year.
He had played three seasons for New England, from 2006 to 2008. During those years, he caught a total of 85 passes. The Patriots, deep at wide receiver, also released veteran Donte’ Stallworth on Monday.
Gaffney seems likely to catch on with another team soon. Although he would be at a disadvantage trying to learn a new offense so close to the season, his 10 years of experience on four different teams could help him to be able to contribute this season.