Patriots Sign WR Damiere Byrd

There’s a whole lot of uncertainty surrounding the Patriots offense, but the team has still added a wideout. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that New England has signed receiver Damiere Byrd to a one-year deal.

The former undrafted free agent out of South Carolina spent the first four seasons of his career with the Panthers. He signed with the Cardinals for the 2019 season and had a breakout campaign, hauling in 32 receptions for 359 yards and one touchdown.

Byrd also has some experience on special teams throughout his career. He’s returned 14 kicks and 12 returns through his first five years in the league.

With Tom Brady out of the picture, it’s uncertain who will be throwing to Byrd next season. The only (somewhat) certainty is that the 27-year-old wideout will be joining fellow receivers Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, and Mohamed Sanu atop the New England depth chart.

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  1. jpeezy43

    Nobody needs Tom Brady when you can have Damiere Byrd. In all seriousness Phillip Dorset replacement

  2. HalosHeavenJJ

    If he gets on the same stuff Edelman is on he’ll be an All Pro in no time.

    Wonder if it is the same stuff Papi was on…..

  3. GMB 883

    Sooner or later the Patriots would have to turn the corner on TB12, so it’s time to move on. No doubt he’s the very best and incredible at what he does but it’s time to see what some younger guys can do unless a veteran wins the job. Stidham or whoever that person will be. We might be surprised. Belichick usually has a plan. He’s not an emotional planner. Should be fun to watch while TB lights it up in Tampa. BB had to know Tom was not going to settle for less than last year. Never an easy transition. As TB would say, LET’S GO.

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