The Patriots have waived first-year tight end Kyle Auffray, the former University of New Hampshire product who was attempting to beat long odds to earn a roster spot.
The 27-year-old Auffray signed with the Patriots seven days ago, and took part in voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) last week.
Auffray began his college career as a quarterback at Mississippi State in 2006-07 before transferring to UNH, where he played in 16 games over two seasons. As a senior in 2010, he totaled four receptions for 34 yards. Auffray spent two months with the Cardinals in the offseason last year, before he was released prior to the start of training camp.
The Patriots now have 89 players under contract, leaving one open spot on their 90-man roster.