The Patriots have had a busy day. First, the team signed Austin Collie. Then the team officially moved Vince Wilfork onto the injured reserve. Then, in order to make room for Collie, the Patriots have waived Zach Sudfeld.
The move is a little surprising given how solid Zach looked during the preseason. However, Sudfeld had trouble getting into games and when he was in there, he made little to no impact. Dishearteningly, his most notable moment as a Patriot may have been an onside kick that he misplayed which resulted in a turnover.
Field Yates of ESPN had the report:
It's official: the Patriots have placed NT Vince Wilfork on injured reserve, ending his 2013 season. Also, TE Zach Sudfeld was waived.
This may not be the end of Zach's tenure as a Patriot. If he clears waivers, the team could always bring him back to the practice squad. Matthew Mulligan caught a one yard touchdown pass in last week's game and Michael Hoomanawanui has been steady in blocking. Though this move was probably done out of necessity to make room for Austin Collie, it also brings to question whether Gronk's return is impending.
Zach still has a lot of potential to offer, but through the quarter season mark, he showed that he still has things to work on before he can make an impact at the pro level.
Should the Pats have waived Zach Sudfeld to make room for Austin Collie?