New England Patriots tight end Ben Hartsock was cut today, just four days after he was signed.

Hartsock, 34, has played in the NFL for a decade.

Hartsock has previous stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Colts in the 2004 NFL draft out of Ohio State. He has played in 131 NFL games with 49 starts and has 31 receptions for 312 yards and one touchdown. Last season, Hartsock played in 13 games with two starts for the Panthers but did not have any receptions.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun