Patriots Waive Tight End Terrence Miller, Making Room For Jerel Worthy

NCAA Football: Arizona at ColoradoTerrence Miller’s stay with the New England Patriots was short-lived.

The tight end, who signed Sunday, was waived/injured by the Patriots on Wednesday. Miller participated in just three practices with the Patriots. If he clears waivers, he will revert to the Patriots’ injured reserve.

The Patriots needed to clear a spot on their 90-man roster after trading a conditional future draft pick to the Green Bay Packers for defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. Miller originally was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona by the New York Jets on May 11. He was released by the Jets on June 19.

Miller’s release leaves the Patriots with just two healthy tight ends heading into Friday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Steve Maneri and Ben Hartsock will see plenty of action, with D.J. Williams, Michael Hoomawanui and Rob Gronkowski dealing with injuries. Fullback James Develin also is expected to line up at tight end for the Patriots.

The Patriots’ trade for Worthy was made official Wednesday. The Patriots sent an “unannounced selection choice” to Green Bay, according to the NFL transaction wire. The Patriots’ trade with the Dallas Cowboys for defensive lineman Ben Bass also was made official Wednesday. The Patriots sent cornerback Justin Green to the Cowboys in that deal.

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