The Patriots have released WR Brandon LaFell and TE Scott Chandler, according to multiple reports.
The Patriots will clear $4 million in cap space.
Brandon LaFell played two seasons for the Patriots and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2014. LaFell caught one of Tom Brady’s four touchdown passes in the Super Bowl win over Seattle.
LaFell caught 74 passes for 953 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2014 and 13 passes for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns in three postseason games during the 2014 Super Bowl run. He caught the go-ahead touchdown against the Ravens and the first touchdown for the Patriots during the Super Bowl 49 game.
LaFell missed the first five games of the 2015 season due to a foot injury. He returned against the Jets and dropped six passes, and never regained the success of the 2014 season. He played in 11 games and caught 37 passes on 74 targets for 515 yards and zero touchdowns. He played in two postseason games and caught 3 passes for 6 yards.
Scott Chandler spent one season with the Patriots where he enjoyed winning the AFC East division and making it to the AFC Championship Game. Scott Chandler came into the season with a ton of hype, maybe too much, and never lived up to his size. He played in 15 games, catching 23 passes on 42 targets for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns.
WR Brian Tyms announced via social media he will not be returning to the Patriots for the 2016 season. He missed the entire 2015 season due to an Achilles injury suffered during training camp. He caught 5 passes on 12 targets for 82 yards and 1 touchdown in 11 games during the 2014 season.