Laquon Treadwell has already found a new NFL home, though he will not begin the 2022 campaign on a 53-man roster. The wideout is joining the Patriots as a member of their practice squad, per ESPN’s Field Yates (Twitter link).
The 27-year-old was part of the Jaguars’ final roster cuts one week ago, despite having re-signed with the team during free agency. His time in Jacksonville lasted just one season, and saw Treadwell post a career-high 434 yards. He, like Laviska Shenault, though, found himself on the wrong side of their roster bubble.
The former Vikings first-rounder never lived up to his draft stock across four years in Minnesota, topping the 300-yard mark just one. That led him to a one-year stint in Atlanta, though he only suited up five times for the Falcons. Now on his third team in as many seasons, the Ole Miss product appears to be taking the first offer which came his way following his Jaguars release.
As Yates noted earlier today (on Twitter), the Patriots hosted Treadwell on a visit. New England’s pass-catching corps has seen a number of changes this offseason, including the trade acquisition of DeVante Parker and the addition of Tyquan Thornton in the second round of the draft. They, along with returnees Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor will leave Treadwell with a steep path to playing time.
That unit faces several questions, however, so underwhelming performances or injuries could give him an opportunity to build off of last season’s personal success. Entering the season, nevertheless, a step back in terms of production seems more likely.