The 34-year-old, who was drafted by the Patriots out of Kent State in the seventh round in 2009, ends his career with 6,822 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns.
Here's a look at the Patriots offense following the news:
QB: Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, Jacob Dolegala
RB: Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris, Jakob Johnson, Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor
WR 1: Kendrick Bourne, N'Keal Harry, Matthew Slater, Isaiah Zuber
WR 2: Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers, Quincy Adeboyejo
WR 3: Gunner Olszewski, Kristian Wilkerson
TE: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Dalton Keene, Devin Asiasi, Matt LaCosse, Rashod Berry
LT: Isaiah Wynn, Yodny Cajuste
LG: Michael Onwenu, Justin Herron, Najee Toran
C: David Andrews, Ted Karras, Dustin Woodard
RG: Shaquille Mason
RT: Trent Brown, Korey Cunningham
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