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The Patriots have released wide receiver Bruce Ellington less than two months after bringing him into the fold.

The team signed the 5’9 Ellington on March 15 to a one-year contract. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the release comes with an injury designation.

Ellington has dealt with hamstring injuries throughout his career, and even has had part of his hamstring surgically removed. He also dealt with a back injury last season with the Lions.

Ellington, 27, has played 44 career games with the 49ers, Texans and Lions. In total he’s made 79 catches for 769 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also has experience as a returner, with 50 career kick returns and 48 career punt returns.

The Patriots have plenty of questions entering the season at wide receiver. The team currently has Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Demaryius Thomas, Maurice Harris, N’Keal Harry, Braxton Berrios, Ryan Davis, Xavier Ubosi, Damoun Patterson, and Jakobi Myers on their 90-man roster. The Pats also list Matthew Slater as a wide receiver.

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