Patriots release TE Baker
The team announced the move on Thursday.
New England signed the eight-year NFL veteran as a free agent in March 2009. He played in all 16 games last season, with seven starts. He had 142 receiving yards.
Baker has 159 career receptions for 1,746 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was a third-round draft pick by the New York Jets in 2002 from Michigan State.