By News Staff
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Patriots released veteran wide receivers Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth Monday.
New England also cut defensive linemen Tim Bulman and Gerard Warren, as well as defensive back Ross Ventrone, as it gets closer to the NFL roster limit of 75 players.
Defensive back Will Allen, safety Josh Barrett and fullback Spencer Larsen were placed on injured reserve, while tight end Jake Ballard and defensive lineman Myron Pryor were placed on the physically unable to perform list. Rookie free agent offensive lineman Markus Zusevics was placed on the reserve non-football injury list.
The receivers are the biggest names of the bunch. Gaffney, 31, is a 10-year veteran who played for the Patriots from 2006-08, catching 84 passes for 1,059 yards and eight touchdowns. He is a former standout at the University of Florida. Stallworth, 31, has played nine years after a college career at Tennessee. He was on the 2007 Patriots, posting 46 receptions for 697 yards and three touchdowns.
The 34-year-old Warren, also a former Florida Gator, has spent two of 11 NFL seasons in New England. He played 28 games for the Patriots.