The Patriots announced today that they released offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and defensive lineman Mike Wright.
Wright played in the 2011 season-opener in Miami but suffered a concussion and did not appear in another game. He was inactive for four games before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 14.
Wright landed with the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Cincinnati in 2005 and had 174 total tackles and 15.0 sacks in 81 games.
Ohrnberger was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 3 and did not appear in any regular season games last season.
Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.
"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.
"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.
Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."
Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.