Reports: Patriots Release Zac Robinson, Derrick Burgess
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Robinson was taken in the seventh round and had an impressive college career for the Cowboys, throwing for 8,317 yards and 66 touchdowns, but he never could find his rhythm with the Patriots. His last chance to impress came Thursday night against the New England Patriots after Tom Brady's backup, Brian Hoyer, struggled mightily, but Robinson apparently didn't do enough to instill confidence in Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
He still could land on the practice squad.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter is hearing that Patriots outside linebacker Derrick Burgess is on the outs. The 32-year-old veteran had a poor outing against the Giants as New York kept successfully running to his side.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com also reported that New England released fourth-year running back Thomas Clayton. He originally was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft (186th overall). Also, safety Ross Ventrone has been released, according to Ian Rapoport of the Herald.