Caldwell Cut 

Reche Caldwell was the

Patriots top receiver last season — but that apparently just

wasn’t good enough.

The team cut Caldwell today, the same day that star offseason

receiving acquisition Randy Moss returned to practice.

Caldwell had 61 receptions for 760 yards last season. But the

team acquired four receivers in the offseason, including Moss.

Moss missed all four preseason games with a hamstring injury and

whether he will play this weekend in the regular-season opener is

still in doubt. He says he’s raring to go.

Former holdout cornerback Asante Samuel also

returned to practice today, a week after signing a $7.79 million

contract. Coach Bill Belichick says his status for the Jets game is

also up in the air.