Patriots release Scaife, Ingersoll

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Patriots release Scaife, Ingersoll

The Patriots have officially announced the release of Bo Scaife and Mike Ingersoll.

Scaife, a seven-year NFL vet, wasn't in New England long. The 31-year old free-agent tight end was signed June 7 and had just one OTA session and three days of mini-camp before getting released.

Ingersoll sits on the other end of the spectrum; the first-year player has yet to land comfortably in the NFL. The offensive lineman went to the Chiefs as a rookie free agent out of UNC. Kansas City released him after training camp and Ingersoll bounced to the Buccaneers practice squad in December.

New England's roster count is now at 88 (tight end Brad Herman, on IR, included).

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter