The Patriots have informed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, a seventh-round pick in 2012, of his release, a league source told ESPNBoston.com.
It's the second time that the team has parted ways with the Northwestern product, as he was released at the conclusion of training camp last August. He went on to briefly join the Eagles practice squad before later reuniting with the Patriots as a member of the practice squad in November. He was signed to a reserve/future contract earlier this year.
An injury slowed Ebert during portions of training camp and he finished with six catches for 43 yards and one touchdown in four preseason games.
The Patriots have retooled their wide receiver corps this offseason with the additions of Danny Amendola, Michael Jenkins and Donald Jones in free agency (they also re-signed Julian Edelman), and recently drafted both Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce.