Gilbert, 30, spent time on New England's practice squad in 2014 after being signed on Dec. 17, where he remained for the rest of the regular season and postseason. The 6-foot-4, 228-pounder originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams (214th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Southern Methodist. He has spent time with the St. Louis Rams, New England, Detroit, Oakland Raiders, Carolina, Cleveland and Dallas during his NFL career. Overall, he has played in seven games with one start and has completed 23-of-44 for 283 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Last season, Gilbert began the season on the Cleveland practice squad but was signed by Dallas to the 53-man roster on Oct. 13. He made his first NFL start vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 8 and completed 21-of-38 passes for 243 yards with one touchdown.
Patriots sign three rookie free agents; release QB Garrett Gilbert, TE Tim Wright and rookie WR Zach D'Orazio
The Patriots announced that they have signed three rookie free agents: LB D.J. Lynch, TE Jimmay Mundine and TE Logan Stokes. In addition, the Patriots released QB Garrett Gilbert, rookie WR Zach D'Orazio and veteran TE Tim Wright.