Patriots Sign 16 UDFAs

The Patriots have announced agreements with 16 undrafted free agents. Here is their full list:

This four-receiver group will join a Pats team that both did not draft a wideout and one that rosters a soon-to-be 34-year-old Julian Edelman and a soon-to-be 31-year-old Mohamed Sanu. The latter is entering a contract year.

None of the rookie quartet put up standout career numbers. Thomas, who is 5-foot-10 and 174 pounds, left school early. He surpassed 16 yards per catch in two Hurricane seasons. Zuber transferred from Kansas State but barely eclipsed 200 receiving yards at Mississippi State. The 5-8 Riley served as the Orange’s kick and punt returner. Hastings, who is 5-10 and averaged 20.2 yards per catch as a junior in 2018, will see $57.5K of his rookie deal guaranteed, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter).

Harris finished his Razorbacks career with three straight 100-plus-tackle seasons and will see a sizable portion of his rookie deal guaranteed. The Pats are guaranteeing $140K of Harris’ contract, per NESN.com’s Doug Kyed (on Twitter). Bryant will receive a $50K guarantee, Kyed adds (via Twitter).

Taylor goes only 5-6, but he surpassed 3,000 rushing yards with the Wildcats in four seasons. While he only topped 30 receptions in one of those (2019), his 2018 season featured 1,434 rushing yards. Berry and Burt bring New England’s rookie tight end total to four, coupling with the two third-round picks the Pats used at the position. The two combined for just 40 career receptions.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Patriots must have the Groundhogs on their schedule this season. This is also a significant signing because the Patriots haven’t had a William & Mary player on their final roster since (Al Crow) in their inaugural 1960 season.

  1. mrshyguy99

    it funny pats have two big needs and dont draft either. i guess they are hoping what they have and maybe some undrafted players will work out

    • rkmarx

      TE was a big need, and they drafted there. Edge was a big need, and they drafted there. QB was a “fake news” big need. Yes, they need WR help, but I do like Harry and Meyers, and Lee may not be bad, depending on how he’s used.

      • dynamite drop in monty

        Spin in any way you want, but if Brian Hoyer is your leader in the QB room….. well, “need” becomes an understatement.

        • MoneyBallJustWorks

          so every team should have two established guys? I guess we shouldn’t even be drafting rookies then.

          it’s weird cinci drafted burrow when they had Dalton no?

        • crosseyedlemon

          @dynamite. Does Hoyer have to be a leader? If BB can walk on water like so many fans seem to think, then perhaps all he needs is a smart game manager…and Brian fills that role pretty nicely.

        • driftcat28

          Hoyer is not the starting QB. He’s there to mentor Stidham and get him going with the playbook. Hoyer will start the first couple of games and then Stidham will take over

      • jkoms57

        Theres literally no way the Patriots win 8 games this year.

        They are pathetic.

    • dynamite drop in monty

      If he impresses in camp he will be on the razors edge on cut day.

        • dynamite drop in monty

          Bellicheck’s schemes have been known to be a bit convoluted, hopefully nothing gets lost in translation

  2. bobcavic

    It seemed apparent J.J. Taylor would be a Patriot. The eventual successor to James White.

  3. driftcat28

    I like the Hasting signing. Already knows Stidham and same frame as Edelman

  4. 7kjmiller

    JJ Taylor is absolutely gonna go for 200+ all purpose yards and 3 TDs exactly once and never do anything of note again after that game.

  5. mrmet6141

    Only surprise is nobody is from Rutgers. Correct me if I am wrong but Rutgers had nobody drafted and nobody signed as a UDFA

  6. beantownfan

    Can someone tell me what or how many extra draft pics the pats will receive next yr due to loosing multiple free agents?

    • case7187

      Sorry way off looked it up looks like this

      First round
      Second round
      Third round
      Third round (compensatory pick)
      Fourth round
      Fourth round (compensatory pick)
      Fourth round (compensatory pick)
      Fifth round
      Seventh round

      That’s a solid nine-pick lineup, including four selections in the first three rounds.

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