FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots waived first-year wide receiver Ricky Bryant today.
Bryant, 24, was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2004. The 6-foot, 185-pound receiver was a member of New England's practice squad for the final four weeks of the 2004 regular season and throughout last year's playoffs. He participated in the Patriots' 2004 training camp and was released in the final roster cutdown on Sept. 5, 2004. Bryant was signed to the practice squad on Dec. 8, 2004 and was signed to the active roster on Feb. 16, 2005. The Hofstra product was allocated to NFL Europe this spring and started the first four games of the 2005 season for the Hamburg Sea Devils, coming up with four touchdown grabs in the season's first four weeks.