BOSTON (CBS) — With Tom Brady and Rob Ninkovich both returning from suspensions this week, the Patriots have been forced to do some roster shuffling.

That effort began Monday, with the release of tight end Clay Harbor. ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported the news.

Harbor, 29, is in his seventh NFL season, his first with New England. He’s played in three games this year, recording no stats, after catching 111 passes for 1,151 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons with Philadelphia and three seasons with Jacksonville. He caught two passes for 23 yards in the Patriots’ preseason game against the Bears this August.

The Patriots signed tight end Greg Scruggs over the weekend, adding to the depth chart behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.


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