The Washington Redskins announced March 22 that they have released wide receiver David Patten.
Patten (5-10, 190 pounds), is a 10-year NFL veteran who spent the past two seasons with the Redskins. He played in a total of five games in 2006, recording his only reception on the season in Week 2 with an acrobatic 25-yard catch.
In 2005, he played in a total of nine games with seven starts, but had his season cut short by a knee injury that placed him on injured reserve in November.
"David is a fantastic person and meant a lot to this team in the two seasons he was with us," said Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs. "Despite battling through some injuries that limited his time on the field he continued to serve as a leader on our team and was a positive influence on many of our players. We appreciate the contributions he made over the past two years."
Before joining the Redskins in 2005, Patten spent four seasons in New England and one in Cleveland. He began his NFL career in New York where he spent three seasons with the Giants after signing as a free agent out of the AFL.
In his career, he has totaled 259 receptions for 3,761 yards and 20 touchdowns.