The Patriots released defensive tackle Andre Neblett on Monday afternoon.

The 25-year-old Neblett was originally signed by the Patriots on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and released on Oct. 12 to make room on the 53-man roster for Marcus Forston. Neblett was then re-signed on Oct. 16 and appeared in Sunday’s game vs. the N.Y. Jets. He did not record any statistics.

Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, one of the team’s new defensive captains following season-ending injuries to Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, joined Mut & Merloni on Monday afternoon to talk about Sunday’s 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets.

Bill Belichick acknowledged Monday morning that his team was in the wrong when it came to their understanding of the new field goal rule that tripped up the Patriots in the late stages of Sunday’s overtime loss to the Jets.

Tom Brady made his weekly Patriots Monday appearance on Dennis & Callahan to talk about Sunday’s overtime loss to the Jets.

The game ended on an overtime field goal from Jets kicker Nick Folk, who was given a second chance after a penalty on Patriots defensive lineman Chris Jones for pushing a teammate into the line. The rule is new this year, but Brady said the team was aware of it.

EAST RUTHERFORD -- The pass was flipped into the air by Tom Brady, a floater headed in the direction of Rob Gronkowski.



EAST RUTHERFORD -- There was just no excuse Sunday.

Plenty of reasons, perhaps, but no excuse for the Patriots coughing up a 21-10 halftime lead and gagging their way to a 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium.



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EAST RUTHERFORD — By all accounts, Rob Gronkowski made a successful return to the playing field Sunday.

Playing for the first time since three offseason surgeries on his left forearm and a back surgery, Gronkowski caught eight passes on 17 targets from Tom Brady, gained 114 yards and even hauled in a patented 30-yard seam route that set up New England’s first touchdown.

But it was the pass he didn’t haul in that will give him nightmares.

EAST RUTHERFORD — Referee Jerome Boger explained the unsportsmanlike penalty call on Chris Jones on the 56-yard missed field goal attempt by Nick Folk that resulted in a second chance for the Jets and led to the game-winning 44-yard field goal in overtime in New York’s 30-27 win Sunday.

Jones was called for pushing teammate Will Svitek into the Jets line of scrimmage.

EAST RUTHERFORD — Nick Folk delivered a 42-yarder in overtime to help the Jets shock the Patriots 30-27 Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

The field goal came after Folk missed a 56-yarder, but got a second chance after Patriots’ rookie Chris Jones was flagged for pushing his own player into the pile. The 15-yard penalty gave the Jets another chance they took advantage of.

After the game Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he disputed that Jones’ push came in the second-level of defenders, which would necessitate an infraction.

EAST RUTHERFORD — Here are the seven inactives for the Patriots for Sunday’s game about the Jets — a group that doesn’t include tight end Rob Gronkowski for the first time all season — and what their status means for the team: