Patriots release WR Taylor Price

The New England Patriots hoped wide receiver Taylor Price could eventually contribute to the team's passing attack this season. But on Saturday, the team grew tired of waiting.

New England released Price, a former third-round pick, the team announced. Price was let go to make room for offensive lineman Nick McDonald, who was brought up from the practice squad.

Price was drafted in 2010 and recorded just three receptions for 41 yards in two seasons. He played in three games this year.