According to ESPN's Mike Reiss and Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots have released wide receiver Brandon LaFell and tight end Scott Chandler, today.

LaFell spent the first half of the 2015 season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list after having foot surgery in the off season.

After playing in all 16 games for the team in 2014 and playing a key role during the team's Super Bowl run, LaFell played in just 11 games for New England in 2015.

On the year, the seventh year pro underwhelmed, struggling to catch the ball consistently in his return. Overall, LaFell caught 37 passes for 515 yards and no touchdowns.

Those numbers are a far cry from his solid first year in New England, when he caught 74 passes for 953 yards and seven scores.

As For Chandler, his first season in New England was even more underwhelming than LaFell's second. The ninth year pro was expected to come over from division rival Buffalo and combine with All-Pro Rob Gronkowski to form a fearsome tight end combo for the Patriots' inside out working offense.

Things never really got rolling for the 6-foot-7 tight end, however, as he struggled to make critical plays and caught just 23 passes for 254 yards on the season. He did finish third on the team with four receiving touchdowns, however.

New England will now most likely look to put the money saved from releasing both Chandler and LaFell back in to the team's other areas of need, during free agency.

New England still has

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420