FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots waived first-year tight end Matt Brandt today.
Brandt, 25, was signed by the Patriots on Aug. 8, 2005. He was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004. The 6-foot-5-inch, 248-pound tight end was with the Lions during 2004 training camp before being released on Aug. 23, 2004. Brandt attended Miami (Ohio) University, where he started 26 of 37 games, catching 76 passes for 916 yards and nine touchdowns.