Patriots: Patriots cut Troy Fumagalli, ending any hope I had of him making the team

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The Patriots released tight end Troy Fumagalli with an injury settlement yesterday ending speculation that he could make the final 53 man roster.

Fumagalli got off to a strong start the first two weeks of camp but tailed off after that and was fairly unimpressive in the limited snaps he got last Thursday night against Washington.

At 6-6 248, Fumagalli certainly has the size, the skill set and the pedigree to play in the NFL. He was one of the top tight ends in the nation his senior season at Wisconsin. Unfortunately for Fumagalli, inconsistency and health have derailed his NFL career thus far.

Fumagalli was getting Zach Sudfeld type praise heaped ion him the first two weeks of training camp. Many had him and wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson as being the two long shots that could make the team. Wilkerson is still fighting for a roster spot. Unfortunately for him, Fumagalli is not.

The battle for the third tight end spot is now down to Matt LaCosse and Devin Asiasi. Both have different skill sets and bring something different to the table. It will depend on what the Patriots are ultimately looking for in their third tight end that will determine who stays. Your third tight end is typically more of a blocking tight end so LaCosse has the edge there.

As for Fumagalli, thanks for the memories Troy. It was a fun ride. I advocated for you but it wasn’t enough. Good luck on as you look to continue your NFL career.