In his 104-day career with the Patriots, Albert Haynesworth proved himself to be maddeningly unreliable.



The Patriots announced Tuesday the signing of wide receiver Tiquan Underwood. In addition, the Patriots announced that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and tight end Dan Gronkowski have been released. The Patriots also released offensive lineman Thomas Welch from the practice squad.

According to a league source, the Patriots have released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound Haynesworth, who was traded to New England on July 29 for a 2013 draft pick, played in six games for the Patriots this season, making three tackles (two solo).

Haynesworth, 30, was an All-Pro in 2007 and 2008 with the Titans. He signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins that offseason, but after two disappointing seasons in Washington, he was sent to New England. His tenure with the Pats, however, lasted just one half-season.

The NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that the Dec. 4 game between the Patriots and Colts that was set for prime time on Dec. 4 has been flexed out and been rescheduled for a 1 p.m. start. The league did not announce game would replace Patriots-Colts in that slot, but did indicate the replacement will be revealed no later than Nov. 22. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Report Card time and Sunday's loss to the Giants is on Tom Brady and Tom Brady alone.



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FOXBORO -- While much of the success of the Patriots passing game comes from the fact that they spread the ball around to as many receivers as possible, opponents have limited Tom Brady’s options the last two weeks.



FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick indicated linebacker Brandon Spikes is having tests done on his right knee Monday, one day after he suffered an injury that knocked him out of the contest against the Giants.

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, acknowledged that the 24-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday "really hurts." In particular, he said, the Patriots defense was disappointed by the fact that it executed well for most of the day before suffering a breakdown on the final drive of the game, when the Giants marched into the end zone in the final minute for a win.

Even so, Wilfork said that meaningful progress for the defense was apparent.

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to break down the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday. Esiason provided his insight into why the Patriots offense was held to 20 or less points for the third consecutive week and why the offense was unable to score in the first half for the first time since Dec. 12, 2006.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to dissect Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants in which the potent New England offense was shut out for the first half.