Rookie WR Roark released


The Patriots announced the release of rookie receiver Matt Roark today.

The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Roark had been signed as a free agent on May 10 and was a longshot to make the roster. He had reported for training camp on Wednesday with the rest of the team's rookies and was placed on the active/non-football injury list.

Roark's release leaves the Patriots with two open spots on the 90-man roster.

Wide receiver re-set:

Deion Branch

Britt Davis

Jeremy Ebert

Julian Edelman

Jabar Gaffney

Jesse Holley

Brandon Lloyd

Donte' Stallworth

Matthew Slater

Wes Welker