Patriots release TE Chris Baker


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The Patriots have released tight end Chris Baker, depleting a tight end pool that may have an entirely different look next season.

Baker spent one season with the Patriots after playing seven seasons with the Jets. He played all 16 games with the Patriots, but wasn’t really involved with the offense, catching 14 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

Finding a tight end may be inching up the priority list for the Patriots as Benjamin Watson is expected to become a free agent.

Watson’s new agent Drew Rosenhaus told our Albert Breer last week that he’s “spoken with the team, and I anticipate he’ll be a free agent.”

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