Patriots release veteran TE Chandler, receiver LaFell

By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) _ The Patriots are parting ways with two veteran pass catchers, Scott Chandler and Brandon LaFell.                 

New England announced Wednesday it has released tight end Chandler and wide receiver Brandon LaFell.           

Chandler signed with the Patriots last March. The 30-year-old made 23 receptions for 259 yards and seven touchdowns while appearing in 15 games with four starts during the regular season.             

The 29-year-old LaFell signed with the Patriots as a free agent from Carolina in 2014. He had a career-high seven touchdowns that first season. In the playoffs he added 13 receptions for 119 yards with two touchdowns, including an 11-yard touchdown in the Super Bowl.              

But after a foot injury limited him in 2015, his role diminished. He had no receiving touchdowns during the regular season and three receptions in two playoff games. 

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