Patriots Rumors

Patriots Rumors: Injury Updates, Zappe, Perkins

The Patriots released some practice photos recently and, according to Zack Cox of NESN, some of the pictures seem to indicate the much anticipated returns of several previously-injured Patriots. These players included running back James White, cornerback Jonathan Jones, tight end Dalton Keene, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, and linebacker Anfernee Jennings.

White suffered a hip injury last year that required surgery serious enough to end his season and leave him bedridden for months. He hasn’t been fully cleared to return, but seeing him active on the field bodes well for his recovery.

Jones had surgery to repair his shoulder in October and missed the remainder of the season in recovery. McMillan tore his ACL before the season started, but impressed in his limited time before the injury. Keene and Jennings were both placed on injured reserve in August and missed the entire season as a result.

Here are a few other rumors from New England:

  • New England turned some heads on Day 3 of the Draft when they selected quarterback Bailey Zappe in the fourth round. At a point in the Draft where some teams normally address their positional needs, the Patriots selected a quarterback in the first draft after rookie passer Mac Jones led them to the playoffs. For an explanation, ESPN’s Mike Reiss pointed to a discussion with analysts Todd McShay and Louis Riddick, in which they cover “how it can be good business to draft and develop quarterbacks.” He also quotes former NFL general manger Randy Mueller who applauded the pick, saying that he would rather draft for value over need at that point in the Draft.
  • After not appearing in any regular season games last season, second-year Patriots outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins is ready to take the next step, according to Reiss. Perkins was buried on the depth chart behind Kyle Van Noy, now with the Chargers, and Jamie Collins, now a free agent. The departure of Van Noy and Collins leaves a hole opposite Pro Bowl pass rusher Matt Judon and Reiss reports that New England coaches are confident Perkins is getting ready to step up.

2022 NFL Draft Results: Team By Team

The 2022 NFL Draft has arrived! As the picks come in, we’ll keep track of each team’s haul right here:

Arizona Cardinals

Round 2: No. 55 Trey McBride, TE (Colorado State) (signed)
Round 3: No. 87 Cameron Thomas, DE (San Diego State)
Round 3: No. 100 (from Ravens) Myjai Sanders, DE (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 6: No. 201 Keaontay Ingram, RB (USC) (signed)
Round 6: No. 215 Lecitus Smith, OG (Virginia Tech) (signed)
Round 7: No. 244 Christian Matthew, CB (Valdosta State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 256 Jesse Luketa, OLB (Penn State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 257 Marquis Hayes, OG (Oklahoma) (signed)

Atlanta Falcons

Round 1: No. 8 Drake London, WR (USC) (signed)
Round 2: No. 38 (from Panthers through Jets and Giants) Arnold Ebiketie, OLB (Penn State)
Round 2: No. 58 (from Titans) Troy Andersen, LB (Montana State)
Round 3: No. 74 Desmond Ridder, QB (Cincinnati)
Round 3: No. 82 (from Colts) DeAngelo Malone, LB (Western Kentucky)
Round 5: No. 151 Tyler Allgeier, RB (BYU) (signed)
Round 6: No. 190 Justin Shaffer, OG (Georgia) (signed)
Round 6: No. 213 John FitzPatrick, TE (Georgia) (signed)

Baltimore Ravens

Round 1: No. 14 Kyle Hamilton, S (Notre Dame)
Round 1: No. 25 (from Bills) Tyler Linderbaum, C (Iowa)
Round 2: No. 45 David Ojabo, OLB (Michigan)
Round 3: No. 76 Travis Jones, NT (Connecticut) (signed)
Round 4: No. 110 (from Giants) Daniel Faalele, OT (Minnesota)
Round 4: No. 119 Jayln Armour-Davis, CB (Alabama)
Round 4: No. 128 (from Cardinals) Charlie Kolar, TE (Iowa State)
Round 4: No. 130 (from Bills) Jordan Stout, P (Penn State)
Round 4: No. 139 Isaiah Likely, TE (Coastal Carolina)
Round 4: No. 141 Damarion Williams, CB (Houston)
Round 6: No. 196 (from Dolphins) Tyler Badie, RB (Missouri) (signed)

Buffalo Bills

Round 1: No. 23 (from Cardinals through Ravens) Kaiir Elam, CB (Florida) (signed)
Round 2: No. 63 (from Bengals) James Cook, RB (Georgia) (signed)
Round 3: No. 89 Terrel Bernard, LB (Baylor) (signed)
Round 5: No. 148 (from Bears) Khalil Shakir, WR (Boise State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 180 (from Jaguars through Buccaneers) Matt Araiza, P (San Diego State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 185 (from Panthers) Christian Benford, CB (Villanova) (signed)
Round 6: No. 209 (from Bengals) Luke Tenuta, OT (Virginia Tech) (signed)
Round 7: No. 231 (from Falcons) Baylon Spector, LB (Clemson) (signed)

Carolina Panthers

Round 1: No. 6 Ikem Ekwonu, OL (NC State) (signed)
Round 3: No. 94 (from Chiefs through Patriots) Matt Corral, QB (Ole Miss)
Round 4: No. 120 (from Commanders through Saints) Brandon Smith, LB (Penn State)
Round 6: No. 189 (from Commanders) Amare Barno, Edge (Virginia Tech) (signed)
Round 6: No. 199 (from Raiders) Cade Mays, OG (Tennessee) (signed)
Round 7: No. 242 (from Patriots through Dolphins) Kalon Barnes, CB (Baylor)

Chicago Bears

Round 2: No. 39 Kyler Gordon, CB (Washington)
Round 2: No. 48 (from Chargers) Jaquan Brisker, S (Penn State)
Round 3: No. 71 Velus Jones, WR (Tennessee) (signed)
Round 5: No. 168 (from Bills) Braxton Jones, OT (Southern Utah State) (signed)
Round 5: No. 174 (from Bengals): Dominique Robinson, OLB (Miami University) (signed)
Round 6: No. 186 Zach Thomas, OG (San Diego State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 203 (from Bills) Trestan Ebner, RB (Baylor) (signed)
Round 6: No. 207 (from 49ers through Jets and Texans): Doug Kramer, OG (Illinois) (signed)
Round 7: No. 226 (from Giants through Bengals): Ja’Tyre Carter, C (Southern) (signed)
Round 7: No. 254 (from Chargers) Elijah Hicks, S (California) (signed)
Round 7: No. 255 (from Chargers) Trenton Gill, P (NC State) (signed)

Cincinnati Bengals

Round 1: No. 31 Daxton Hill, S (Michigan) (signed)
Round 2: No. 60 (from Buccaneers through Bills) Cam Taylor-Britt, CB (Nebraska) (signed)
Round 3: No. 95 Zachary Carter, DL (Florida) (signed)
Round 4: No. 136 Cordell Volson, OL (North Dakota State)
Round 5: No. 166 (from Cardinals through Eagles, Texans and Bears): Tycen Anderson, S (Toledo) (signed)
Round 7: No. 252 Jeffrey Gunter, DE (Coastal Carolina) (signed)

Cleveland Browns

Round 3: No. 68 (from Texans) Martin Emerson, CB (Mississippi State) (signed)
Round 3: No. 78 Alex Wright, DE (UAB) (signed)
Round 3: No. 99 David Bell, WR (Purdue) (signed)
Round 4: No. 108 (from Texans) Perrion Winfrey, DT (Oklahoma)
Round 4: No. 124 (from Eagles through Texans) Cade York, K (LSU)
Round 5: No. 156 (from Vikings through Ravens) Jerome Ford, RB (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 6: No. 202 (from Cowboys) Mike Woods, WR (Oklahoma) (signed)
Round 7: No. 223 (from Lions) Isaiah Thomas, DE (Oklahoma) (signed)
Round 7: No. 246 (from Bills) Dawson Deaton, C (Texas Tech) (signed)

Dallas Cowboys

Round 1: No. 24 Tyler Smith, OL (Tulsa) (signed)
Round 2: No. 56 Sam Williams, DE (Ole Miss) (signed)
Round 3: No. 88 Jalen Tolbert, WR (South Alabama) (signed)
Round 4: No. 129 Jake Ferguson, TE (Wisconsin)
Round 5: No. 155 (from Browns) Matt Waletzko, OT (North Dakota) (signed)
Round 5: No. 167 DaRon Bland, CB (Fresno State) (signed)
Round 5: No. 176 Damone Clark, LB (LSU) (signed)
Round 5: No. 178 John Ridgeway, DT (Arkansas) (signed)
Round 6: No. 193 (from Browns) Devin Harper, LB (Oklahoma State) (signed)

Denver Broncos

Round 2: No. 64 (from Rams) Nik Bonitto, LB (Oklahoma) (signed)
Round 3: No. 80 (from Saints through Texans) Greg Dulcich, TE (UCLA) (signed)
Round 4: No. 115 Damarri Mathis, CB (Pittsburgh)
Round 4: No. 116 (from Seahawks) Eyioma Uwazurike, DT (Iowa State)
Round 5: No. 152 Delarrin Turner-Yell, S (Oklahoma) (signed)
Round 5: No. 162 (from Eagles through Texans) Montrell Washington, WR (Samford) (signed)
Round 5: No. 171 (from Packers): Luke Wattenberg, C (Washington) (signed)
Round 6: No. 206 (from Buccaneers through Jets and Eagles) Matt Henningsen, DT (Wisconsin) (signed)
Round 7: No. 232 Faion Hicks, CB (Wisconsin) (signed)

Detroit Lions

Round 1: No. 2 Aidan Hutchinson, DE (Michigan) (signed)
Round 1: No. 12 (from Vikings) Jameson Williams, WR (Alabama) (signed)
Round 2: No. 46 (from Vikings) Josh Paschal, DE (Kentucky)
Round 3: No. 97 Kerby Joseph, S (Illinois) (signed)
Round 5: No. 177 James Mitchell, TE (Virginia Tech) (signed)
Round 6: No. 188 (from Seahawks through Jaguars and Eagles) Malcolm Rodriguez, LB (Oklahoma State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 217 James Houston, DE (Jackson State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 237 (from Saints through Eagles) Chase Lucas, CB (Arizona State) (signed)

Green Bay Packers

Round 1: No. 22 (from Raiders) Quay Walker, LB (Georgia) (signed)
Round 1: No. 28 Devonte Wyatt, DT (Georgia) (signed)
Round 2: No. 34 (from Lions through Vikings) Christian Watson, WR (North Dakota State)
Round 3: No. 92 Sean Rhyan, OL (UCLA) (signed)
Round 4: No. 132 Romeo Doubs, WR (Nevada)
Round 4: No. 140 Zach Tom, OT (Wake Forest)
Round 5: No. 179 (from Colts through Broncos) Kingsley Enagbare, DL (South Carolina) (signed)
Round 7: No. 228 (from Bears through Texans) Tariq Carpenter, LB (Georgia Tech) (signed)
Round 7: No. 234 (from Browns through Lions and Broncos) Jonathan Ford, DT (Miami) (signed)
Round 7: No. 249 Rasheed Walker, OT (Penn State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 258 Samori Toure, WR (Nebraska) (signed)

Houston Texans

Round 1: No. 3 Derek Stingley Jr., CB (LSU) (signed)
Round 1: No. 15 (from Dolphins through Eagles) Kenyon Green, G (Texas A&M) (signed)
Round 2: No. 37 Jalen Pitre, S (Baylor) (signed)
Round 2: No. 44 (from Browns) John Metchie III, WR (Alabama) (signed)
Round 3: No. 75 (from Broncos) Christian Harris, LB (Alabama)
Round 4: No. 107 (from Lions through Browns) Dameon Pierce, RB (Florida) (signed)
Round 5: No. 150 (from Bears): Thomas Booker, DT (Stanford) (signed)
Round 5: No. 170 (from Buccaneers through Patriots): Teagan Quitoriano, TE (Oregon State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 205 (from Packers) Austin Deculus, OL (LSU) (signed)

Indianapolis Colts

Round 2: No. 53 (from Raiders through Packers and Vikings) Alec Pierce, WR (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 3: No. 73 (from Commanders) Jelani Woods, TE (Virginia) (signed)
Round 3: No. 77 (from Vikings) Bernhard Raimann, OT (Central Michigan) (signed)
Round 3: No. 96 (from Rams through Broncos) Nick Cross, S (Maryland) (signed)
Round 5: No. 159 Eric Johnson, DT (Missouri State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 192 (from Vikings) Andrew Ogletree, TE (Youngstown State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 216 Curtis Brooks, DT (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 7: No. 239 Rodney Thomas II, S (Yale) (signed)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 1: No. 1 Travon Walker, Edge (Georgia) (signed)
Round 1: No. 27 (from Buccaneers) Devin Lloyd, LB (Utah) (signed)
Round 3: No. 65 Luke Fortner, C (Kentucky)
Round 3: No. 70 (from Panthers) Chad Muma, LB (Wyoming)
Round 5: No. 154 (from Commanders through Eagles): Snoop Conner, RB (Ole Miss) (signed)
Round 6: No. 197 (from Eagles) Gregory Junior, CB (Ouachita Baptist) (signed)
Round 7: No. 222 Montaric Brown, CB (Arkansas) (signed)

Kansas City Chiefs

Round 1: No. 21 (from Patriots) Trent McDuffie, CB (Washington) (signed)
Round 1: No. 30 George Karlaftis, DE (Purdue) (signed)
Round 2: No. 54 (from Patriots) Skyy Moore, WR (Western Michigan)
Round 2: No. 62 Bryan Cook, S (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 3: No. 103 Leo Chenal, LB (Wisconsin)
Round 4: No. 135 Joshua Williams, CB (Fayetteville State)
Round 5: No. 145 (from Seahawks) Darian Kinnard, OG (Kentucky) (signed)
Round 7: No. 243 (from Raiders through Patriots) Jaylen Watson, CB (Washington State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 251 Isaih Pacheco, RB (Rutgers) (signed)
Round 7: No. 259 Nazeeh Johnson, S (Marshall) (signed)

Las Vegas Raiders

Round 3: No. 90 (from Titans) Dylan Parham, G (Memphis) (signed)
Round 4: No. 122 (from Vikings through Colts) Zamir White, RB (Georgia)
Round 4: No. 126 (from Raiders through Vikings): Neil Farrell, DT (LSU)
Round 5: No. 175 (from Rams): Matthew Butler, DT (Tennessee) (signed)
Round 7: No. 238 (from Dolphins through Rams) Thayer Munford, OT (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 250 (from Vikings through 49ers and Broncos) Brittain Brown, RB (UCLA) (signed)

Los Angeles Chargers

Round 1: No. 17 Zion Johnson, OL (Boston College)
Round 3: No. 79 JT Woods, S (Baylor)
Round 4: No. 123 Isaiah Spiller, RB (Texas A&M)
Round 5: No. 160 Otito Ogbonnia, DT (UCLA) (signed)
Round 6: No. 195 Jamaree Salyer, OG (Georgia) (signed)
Round 6: No. 214 Ja’Sir Taylor, CB (Wake Forest) (signed)
Round 7: No. 236 Deane Leonard, CB (Ole Miss) (signed)
Round 7: No. 260 Zander Horvath, FB (Purdue) (signed)

Los Angeles Rams

Round 3: No. 104 Logan Bruss, G (Wisconsin)
Round 4: No. 142 Decobie Durant, CB (South Carolina State)
Round 5: No. 164 (from Patriots through Raiders) Kyren Williams, RB (Notre Dame)
Round 6: No. 211 Quentin Lake, S (UCLA)
Round 6: No. 212 Derion Kendrick, CB (Georgia)
Round 7: No. 235 (from Ravens through Jaguars and Buccaneers) Daniel Hardy, OLB (Montana State)
Round 7: No. 253 Russ Yeast, S (Kansas State)
Round 7: No. 261 AJ Arcuri, OT (Michigan State)

Miami Dolphins

Round 3: No. 102 Channing Tindall, LB (Georgia)
Round 4: No. 125 (from Steelers) Erik Ezukanma, WR (Texas Tech)
Round 7: No. 224 (from Texans through Patriots and Ravens) Cameron Goode, DE (California) (signed)
Round 7: No. 247 (from Titans) Skylar Thompson, QB (Kansas State) (signed)

Minnesota Vikings

Round 1: No. 32 (from Rams through Lions) Lewis Cine, S (Georgia) (signed)
Round 2: No. 42 (from Commanders through Colts) Andrew Booth, CB (Clemson)
Round 2: No. 59 (from Packers) Ed Ingram, G (LSU)
Round 3: No. 66 (from Lions) Brian Asamoah, LB (Oklahoma)
Round 4: No. 118 (from Browns) Akayleb Evans, CB (Missouri)
Round 5: No. 165 (from Raiders): Esezi Otomewo, DE (Minnesota) (signed)
Round 6: No. 169 (from Titans through Raiders): Ty Chandler, RB (North Carolina) (signed)
Round 6: No. 184 (from Jets): Vederian Lowe, OT (Illinois) (signed)
Round 6: No. 191 (from Ravens through Chiefs) Jalen Nailor, WR (Michigan State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 227 (from Raiders through Panthers) Nick Muse, TE (South Carolina) (signed)

New England Patriots

Round 1: No. 29 (from 49ers through Dolphins and Chiefs) Cole Strange, G (UT-Chattanooga)
Round 2: No. 50 (from Dolphins through Chiefs) Tyquan Thornton, WR (Baylor)
Round 3: No. 85 Marcus Jones, CB (Houston) (signed)
Round 4: No. 121 (from Dolphins through Chiefs) Jackie Jones, CB (Arizona State)
Round 4: No. 127 Pierre Strong, RB (South Dakota State)
Round 4: No. 137 (from Rams through Texans and Panthers) Bailey Zappe, QB (Western Kentucky)
Round 6: No. 183 (from Texans) Kevin Harris, RB (South Carolina) (signed)
Round 6: No. 200 Sam Roberts, DT (Northwest Missouri State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 210:  Chasen HinesC (LSU) (signed)
Round 7: No. 245 (from Cowboys through Texans) Andrew Stueber, OG (Michigan) (signed)

New Orleans Saints

Round 1: No. 11 (from Commanders) Chris Olave, WR (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 1: No. 19 (from Eagles) Trevor Penning, OT (Northern Iowa) (signed)
Round 2: No. 49 Alontae Taylor, CB (Tennessee)
Round 5: No. 161 D’Marco Jackson, LB (Appalachian State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 194 (from Colts through Eagles) Jordan Jackson, DT (Air Force) (signed)
Round 6: No. — Selection forfeited

New York Giants

Round 1: No. 5 Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE (Oregon) (signed)
Round 1: No. 7 (from Bears) Evan Neal, OT (Alabama) (signed)
Round 2: No. 43 (from Falcons) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR (Kentucky)
Round 3: No. 67 Joshua Ezeudu, G (North Carolina) (signed)
Round 3: No. 81 (from Dolphins) Cor’Dale Flott, CB (LSU) (signed)
Round 4: No. 112 (from Bears) Daniel Bellinger, TE (San Diego State)
Round 4: No. 114 (from Falcons) Dane Belton, S (Iowa)
Round 5: No. 146 (from Jets) Micah McFadden, LB (Indiana) (signed)
Round 5: No. 147 D.J. Davidson, DT (Arizona State) (signed)
Round 5: No. 173 (from Chiefs through Ravens) Marcus McKethan, OG (North Carolina) (signed)
Round 6: No. 182 Darrian Beavers, LB (Cincinnati) (signed)

New York Jets

Round 1: No. 4 Ahmad Gardner, CB (Cincinnati) (signed)
Round 1: No. 10 (from Seahawks) Garrett Wilson, WR (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 1: No. 26 (from Titans) Jermaine Johnson II, DE (Florida State) (signed)
Round 2: No. 36 (from Giants) Breece Hall, RB (Iowa State)
Round 3: No. 101 (from Saints through Eagles and Titans) Jeremy Ruckert, TE (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 4: No. 111 (from Panthers) Max Mitchell, OT (Louisiana)
Round 4: No. 117 (from Vikings) Michael Clemons, DE (Texas A&M)

Philadelphia Eagles

Round 1: No. 13 (from Browns through Texans) Jordan Davis, DT (Georgia) (signed)
Round 2: No. 51 Cam Jurgens, C (Nebraska)
Round 3: No. 83 Nakobe Dean, LB (Georgia) (signed)
Round 6: No. 181 (from Lions): Kyron Johnson, LB (Kansas) (signed)
Round 6: No. 198 (from Steelers through Jaguars): TE Grant Calcaterra, TE (SMU) (signed)

Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 1: No. 20 Kenny Pickett, QB (Pittsburgh)
Round 2: No. 52 George Pickens, WR (Georgia) (signed)
Round 3: No. 84 DeMarvin Leal, DE (Texas A&M) (signed)
Round 4: No. 138 Calvin Austin III, WR (Memphis)
Round 6: No. 208 (from Chiefs) Connor Heyward, TE (Michigan State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 225 (from Jets) Mark Robinson, LB (Ole Miss) (signed)
Round 7: No. 241 Chris Oladokun, QB (South Dakota State) (signed)

San Francisco 49ers

Round 2: No. 61 Drake Jackson, DE (USC)
Round 3: No. 93 Tyrion Davis-Price, RB (LSU)
Round 3: No. 105 Danny Gray, WR (SMU)
Round 4: No. 134 Spencer Burford, OL (Texas-San Antonio)
Round 5: No. 172 Samuel Womack, CB (Toledo)
Round 6: No. 187 (from Broncos) Nick Zakelj, OT (Fordham)
Round 6: No. 220 Kalia Davis, DT (Central Florida)
Round 6: No. 221 Tariq Castro-Fields, CB (Penn State)
Round 7: No. 262 Brock Purdy, QB (Iowa State)

Seattle Seahawks

Round 1: No. 9 (from Broncos) Charles Cross, OT (Mississippi State)
Round 2: No. 40 (from Broncos) Boye Mafe, DE (Minnesota)
Round 2: No. 41 Kenneth Walker III, RB (Michigan State)
Round 3: No. 72 Abraham Lucas, OT (Washington State)
Round 4: No. 109 (from Jets) Coby Bryant, CB (Cincinnati)
Round 5: No. 153 Tariq Woolen, CB (Texas-San Antonio) (signed)
Round 5: No. 158 (from Dolphins through Patriots and Chiefs): Tyreke Smith, DE (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 7: No. 229 Bo Melton, WR (Rutgers) (signed)
Round 7: No. 233 (from Vikings through Chiefs): Dareke Young, WR (Lenoir-Rhyne) (signed)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 2: No. 33 (from Jaguars) Logan Hall, DL (Houston)
Round 2: No. 57 (from Bills) Luke Goedeke, OL (Central Michigan)
Round 3: No. 91 Rachaad White, RB (Arizona State) (signed)
Round 4: No. 106 (from Jaguars) Cade Otton, TE (Washington)
Round 4: No. 133 Jake Camarda, P (Georgia)
Round 5: No. 157 (from Vikings through Jaguars): Zyon McCollum, CB (Sam Houston State) (signed)
Round 6: No. 218 (from Rams) Ko Kieft, TE (Minnesota) (signed)
Round 7: No. 248 Andre Anthony, DE (LSU) (signed)

Tennessee Titans

Round 1: No. 18 (from Saints through Eagles) Treylon Burks, WR (Arkansas) (signed)
Round 2: No. 35 (from Jets) Roger McCreary, CB (Auburn)
Round 3: No. 69 (from Jets) Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 4: No. 86 (from Raiders) Malik Willis, QB (Liberty)
Round 4: No. 131 Hassan Haskins, RB (Michigan) (signed)
Round 4: No. 143 Chig Okonkwo, TE (Maryland) (signed)
Round 5: No. 163 (from Steelers through Jets) Kyle Phillips, WR (UCLA) (signed)
Round 6: No. 204 Theo Jackson, CB (Tennessee) (signed)
Round 6: No. 219 Chance Campbell, LB (Ole Miss) (signed)

Washington Commanders

Round 1: No. 16 (from Colts through Eagles and Saints) Jahan Dotson, WR (Penn State) (signed)
Round 2: No. 47 (from Colts) Phidarian Mathis, DT (Alabama)
Round 3: No. 98 (from Saints) Brian Robinson, RB (Alabama) (signed)
Round 4: No. 113 Percy Butler, S (Louisiana)
Round 5: No. 144 (from Panthers through Jaguars): Sam Howell, QB (North Carolina) (signed)
Round 5: N0. 149 (from Panthers) Cole Turner, TE (Nevada) (signed)
Round 7: No. 230 Chris Paul, OG (Tulsa) (signed)
Round 7: No. 240 (from Eagles through Colts) Christian Holmes, CB (Oklahoma State) (signed)

2022 NFL Draft Results By Round

The 2022 NFL Draft is here! We’ll be keeping tabs here, from pick No. 1 through No. 262:

Round 1

1) Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, Edge (Georgia) (signed)
2) Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, DE (Michigan) (signed)
3) Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB (LSU) (signed)
4) New York Jets: Ahmad Gardner, CB (Cincinnati) (signed)
5) New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE (Oregon) (signed)
6) Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OL (NC State) (signed)
7) New York Giants (from Bears): Evan Neal, OT (Alabama) (signed)
8) Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR (USC) (signed)
9) Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Charles Cross, OT (Mississippi State)
10) New York Jets (from Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR (Ohio State)
11) New Orleans Saints (from Commanders): Chris Olave, WR (Ohio State) (signed)
12) Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR (Alabama) (signed)
13) Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns through Texans): Jordan Davis, DT (Georgia) (signed)
14) Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S (Notre Dame)
15) Houston Texans (from Dolphins through Eagles): Kenyon Green, OG (Texas A&M) (signed)
16) Washington Commanders (from Colts through Eagles and Saints): Jahan Dotson, WR (Penn State)
17) Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, OL (Boston College)
18) Tennessee Titans (from Saints through Eagles): Treylon Burks, WR (Arkansas) (signed)
19) New Orleans Saints (from Eagles): Trevor Penning, OT (Northern Iowa) (signed)
20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB (Pittsburgh)
21) Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB (Washington) (signed)
22) Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Quay Walker, LB (Georgia) (signed)
23) Buffalo Bills (from Cardinals through Ravens): Kaiir Elam, CB (Florida) (signed)
24) Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OT (Tulsa) (signed)
25) Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Tyler Linderbaum, C (Iowa)
26) New York Jets (from Titans): Jermaine Johnson, DE (Florida State) (signed)
27) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB (Utah) (signed)
28) Green Bay Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT (Georgia) (signed)
29) New England Patriots (from 49ers through Dolphins and Chiefs): Cole Strange, OG (UT-Chattanooga)
30) Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, DE (Purdue) (signed)
31) Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, S (Michigan)
32) Minnesota Vikings (from Rams through Lions): Lewis Cine, S (Georgia) (signed)

Round 2

33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars): Logan Hall, DE (Houston)
34) Green Bay Packers (from Lions through Vikings): Christian Watson, WR (North Dakota State)
35) Tennessee Titans (from Jets): Roger McCreary, CB (Auburn)
36) New York Jets (from Giants): Breece Hall, RB (Iowa State)
37) Houston Texans: Jalen Pitre, S (Baylor) (signed)
38) Atlanta Falcons (from Panthers through Jets and Giants): Arnold Ebiketie, OLB (Penn State)
39) Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon, CB (Washington)
40) Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Boye Mafe, DE (Minnesota)
41) Seattle Seahawks: Kenneth Walker III, RB (Michigan State)
42) Minnesota Vikings (from Commanders through Colts): Andrew Booth, CB (Clemson)
43) New York Giants (from Falcons): Wan’Dale Robinson, WR (Kentucky)
44) Houston Texans (from Browns): John Metchie III, WR (Alabama) (signed)
45) Baltimore Ravens: David Ojabo, OLB (Michigan)
46) Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Josh Paschal, DE (Kentucky)
47) Washington Commanders (from Colts): Phidarian Mathis, DT (Alabama)
48) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Jaquan Brisker, S (Penn State)
49) New Orleans Saints: Alontae Taylor, CB (Tennessee)
50) New England Patriots (from Dolphins through Chiefs): Tyquan Thornton, WR (Baylor)
51) Philadelphia Eagles: Cam Jurgens, C (Nebraska)
52) Pittsburgh Steelers: George Pickens, WR (Georgia) (signed)
53) Indianapolis Colts (from Raiders through Packers and Vikings): Alec Pierce, WR (Cincinnati) (signed)
54) Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Skyy Moore, WR (Western Michigan)
55) Arizona Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE (Colorado State) (signed)
56) Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, DE (Ole Miss) (signed)
57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bills): Luke Goedeke, OL (Central Michigan)
58) Atlanta Falcons (from Titans): Troy Andersen, LB (Montana State)
59) Minnesota Vikings (from Packers): Ed Ingram, OG (LSU)
60) Cincinnati Bengals (from Buccaneers through Bills): Cam Taylor-Britt, CB (Nebraska) (signed)
61) San Francisco 49ers: Drake Jackson, DE (USC)
62) Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Cook, S (Cincinnati) (signed)
63) Buffalo Bills (from Bengals): James Cook, RB (Georgia) (signed)
64) Denver Broncos (from Rams): Nik Bonitto, LB (Oklahoma) (signed)

Round 3

65) Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Fortner, C (Kentucky)
66) Minnesota Vikings (from Lions): Brian Asamoah, LB (Oklahoma)
67) New York Giants: Joshua Ezeudu, OG (North Carolina)
68) Cleveland Browns (from Texans): Martin Emerson, CB (Mississippi State) (signed)
69) Tennessee Titans (from Jets): Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT (Ohio State) (signed)
70) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Panthers): Chad Muma, LB (Wyoming)
71) Chicago Bears: Velus Jones, WR (Tennessee) (signed)
72) Seattle Seahawks: Abraham Lucas, OT (Washington State)
73) Indianapolis Colts (from Commanders): Jelani Woods, TE (Virginia) (signed)
74) Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB (Cincinnati)
75) Houston Texans (from Broncos): Christian Harris, LB (Alabama)
76) Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, NT (Connecticut) (signed)
77) Indianapolis Colts (from Vikings): Bernhard Raimann, OT (Central Michigan) (signed)
78) Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, DE (UAB) (signed)
79) Los Angeles Chargers: JT Woods, S (Baylor)
80) Denver Broncos (from Saints through Texans): Greg Dulcich, TE (UCLA) (signed)
81) New York Giants (from Dolphins): Cordale Flott, CB (LSU) (signed)
82) Atlanta Falcons (from Colts): DeAngelo Malone, LB (Western Kentucky)
83) Philadelphia Eagles: Nakobe Dean, LB (Georgia) (signed)
84) Pittsburgh Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, DE (Texas A&M) (signed)
85) New England Patriots: Marcus Jones, CB (Houston) (signed)
86) Tennessee Titans (from Raiders): Malik Willis, QB (Liberty)
87) Arizona Cardinals: Cameron Thomas, DE (San Diego State)
88) Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Tolbert, WR (South Alabama) (signed)
89) Buffalo Bills: Terrel Bernard, LB (Baylor) (signed)
90) Las Vegas Raiders (from Titans): Dylan Parham, OG (Memphis) (signed)
91) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rachaad White, RB (Arizona State) (signed)
92) Green Bay Packers: Sean Rhyan, OL (UCLA) (signed)
93) San Francisco 49ers: Tyrion Davis-Price, RB (LSU)
94) Carolina Panthers (from Chiefs through Patriots): Matt Corral, QB (Ole Miss)
95) Cincinnati Bengals: Zachary Carter, DL (Florida) (signed)
96) Indianapolis Colts (from Rams through Broncos): Nick Cross, S (Maryland) (signed)
97) Detroit Lions: Kerby Joseph, S (Illinois) (signed)
98) Washington Commanders (from Saints): Brian Robinson, RB (Alabama) (signed)
99) Cleveland Browns: David Bell, WR (Purdue) (signed)
100) Arizona Cardinals (from Ravens): Myjai Sanders, DE (Cincinnati) (signed)
101) New York Jets (from Saints through Eagles and Titans): Jeremy Ruckert, TE (Ohio State)
102) Miami Dolphins (from 49ers): Channing Tindall, LB (Georgia)
103) Kansas City Chiefs: Leo Chenal, LB (Wisconsin)
104) Los Angeles Rams: Logan Bruss, OG (Wisconsin)
105) San Francisco 49ers: Danny Gray, WR (SMU)

Round 4

106) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars): Cade Otton, TE (Washington)
107) Houston Texans (from Lions through Browns): Dameon Pierce, RB (Florida) (signed)
108) Cleveland Browns (from Texans): Perrion Winfrey, DT (Oklahoma)
109) Seattle Seahawks (from Jets): Coby Bryant, CB (Cincinnati)
110) Baltimore Ravens (from Giants): Daniel Faalele, OT (Minnesota)
111) New York Jets (from Panthers): Max Mitchell, OT (Louisiana)
112) New York Giants (from Bears): Daniel Bellinger, TE (San Diego State)
113) Washington Commanders: Percy Butler, S (Louisiana)
114) New York Giants (from Falcons): Dane Belton, S (Iowa)
115) Denver Broncos: Damarri Mathis, CB (Pittsburgh)
116) Denver Broncos (from Seahawks): Eyioma Uwazurike, DT (Iowa State)
117) New York Jets (from Vikings): Michael Clemons, DE (Texas A&M)
118) Minnesota Vikings (from Browns): Akayleb Evans, CB (Missouri)
119) Baltimore Ravens: Jayln Armour-Davis, CB (Alabama)
120) Carolina Panthers (from Commanders through Saints): Brandon Smith, LB (Penn State)
121) New England Patriots (from Dolphins through Chiefs): Jackie Jones, CB (Arizona State)
122) Las Vegas Raiders (from Vikings through Colts): Zamir White, RB (Georgia)
123) Los Angeles Chargers: Isaiah Spiller, RB (Texas A&M)
124) Cleveland Browns (from Eagles through Texans): Cade York, K (LSU)
125) Miami Dolphins (from Steelers): Erik Ezukanma, WR (Texas Tech)
126) Las Vegas Raiders (from Raiders through Vikings): Neil Farrell, DT (LSU)
127) New England Patriots: Pierre Strong, Jr., RB (South Dakota State)
128) Baltimore Ravens (from Cardinals): Charlie Kolar, TE (Iowa State)
129) Dallas Cowboys: Jake Ferguson, TE (Wisconsin)
130) Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Jordan Stout, P (Penn State)
131) Tennessee Titans: Hassan Haskins, RB (Michigan) (signed)
132) Green Bay Packers: Romeo Doubs, WR (Nevada)
133) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jake Camarda, P (Georgia)
134) San Francisco 49ers: Spencer Burford, OL (UTSA)
135) Kansas City Chiefs: Joshua Williams, CB (Fayetteville State)
136) Cincinnati Bengals: Cordell Volson, OL (North Dakota State)
137) New England Patriots (from Rams through Texans and Panthers): Bailey Zappe, QB (Western Kentucky)
138) Pittsburgh Steelers: Calvin Austin III, WR (Memphis
139) Baltimore Ravens: Isaiah Likely, TE (Coastal Carolina)
140) Green Bay Packers: Zach Tom, OT (Wake Forest)
141) Baltimore Ravens: Damarion Williams, CB (Houston)
142) Los Angeles Rams: Decobie Durant, CB (South Carolina State)
143) Tennessee Titans: Chigoziem Oknonkwo, TE (Maryland)

Round 5

144) Washington Commanders (from Panthers through Jaguars): Sam Howell, QB (North Carolina) (signed)
145) Kansas City Chiefs (from Seahawks): Darian Kinnard, OG (Kentucky) (signed)
146) New York Giants (from Jets): Micah McFadden, LB (Indiana) (signed)
147) New York Giants: D.J. Davidson, DT (Arizona State) (signed)
148) Buffalo Bills (from Texans through Bears): Khalil Shakir, WR (Boise State) (signed)
149) Washington Commanders (from Panthers): Cole Turner, TE (Nevada) (signed)
150) Houston Texans (from Bears): Thomas Booker, DT (Stanford) (signed)
151) Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Allgeier, RB (BYU) (signed)
152) Denver Broncos: Delarrin Turner-Yell, S (Oklahoma) (signed)
153) Seattle Seahawks: Tariq Woolen, CB (Texas-San Antonio) (signed)
154) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Commanders through Eagles): Snoop Conner, RB (Ole Miss) (signed)
155) Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Matt Waletzko, OT (North Dakota)
156) Cleveland Browns (from Vikings through Ravens): Jerome Ford, RB (Cincinnati) (signed)
157) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Vikings through Jaguars): Zyon McCollum, CB (Sam Houston State) (signed)
158) Seattle Seahawks (from Dolphins through Patriots and Chiefs): Tyreke Smith, DE (Ohio State) (signed)
159) Indianapolis Colts: Eric Johnson, DT (Missouri State) (signed)
160) Los Angeles Chargers: Otito Ogbonnia, DT (UCLA) (signed)
161) New Orleans Saints: D’Marco Jackson, LB (Appalachian State) (signed)
162) Denver Broncos (from Eagles through Texans): Montrell Washington, WR (Samford) (signed)
163) Tennessee Titans (from Steelers through Jets): Kyle Phillips, WR (UCLA) (signed)
164) Los Angeles Rams (from Patriots through Raiders): Kyren Williams, RB (Notre Dame)
165) Minnesota Vikings (from Raiders): Esezi Otomewo, DE (Minnesota) (signed)
166) Cincinnati Bengals (from Cardinals through Eagles, Texans and Bears): Tycen Anderson, S (Toledo) (signed)
167) Dallas Cowboys: Daron Bland, CB (Fresno State)
168) Chicago Bears (from Bills): Braxton Jones, OT (Southern Utah State) (signed)
169) Minnesota Vikings (from Titans through Raiders): Ty Chandler, RB (North Carolina) (signed)
170) Houston Texans (from Buccaneers through Patriots): Teagan Quitoriano, TE (Oregon State) (signed)
171) Denver Broncos (from Packers): Luke Wattenberg, C (Washington) (signed)
172) San Francisco 49ers: Samuel Womack, CB (Toledo)
173) New York Giants (from Chiefs through Ravens): Marcus McKethan, OG (North Carolina) (signed)
174) Chicago Bears (from Bengals): Dominique Robinson, OLB (Miami University) (signed)
175) Las Vegas Raiders (from Rams): Matthew Butler, DT (Tennessee) (signed)
176) Dallas Cowboys: Damone Clark, LB (LSU)
177) Detroit Lions: James Mitchell, TE (Virginia Tech) (signed)
178) Dallas Cowboys: John Ridgeway, DT (Arkansas) (signed)
179) Green Bay Packers (from Colts through Broncos): Kingsley Enagbare, DL (South Carolina) (signed)

Round 6

180) Buffalo Bills (from Jaguars through Buccaneers): Matt Araiza, P (San Diego State) (signed)
181) Philadelphia Eagles (from Lions): Kyron Johnson, LB (Kansas) (signed)
182) New York Giants: Darrian Beavers, LB (Cincinnati) (signed)
183) New England Patriots (from Texans): Kevin Harris, RB (South Carolina) (signed)
184) Minnesota Vikings (from Jets): Vederian Lowe, OT (Illinois) (signed)
185) Buffalo Bills (from Panthers): Christian Benford, CB (Villanova) (signed)
186) Chicago Bears: Zach Thomas, OG (San Diego State) (signed)
187) San Francisco 49ers (from Broncos): Nick Zakelj, OT (Fordham)
188) Detroit Lions (from Seahawks through Jaguars and Eagles): Malcolm Rodriguez, LB (Oklahoma State) (signed)
189) Carolina Panthers (from Commanders): Amare Barno, Edge (Virginia Tech) (signed)
190) Atlanta Falcons: Justin Shaffer, OG (Georgia) (signed)
191) Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens through Chiefs): Jalen Nailor, WR (Michigan State) (signed)
192) Indianapolis Colts (from Vikings): Andrew Ogletree, TE (Youngstown State) (signed)
193) Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Devin Harper, LB (Oklahoma State)
194) New Orleans Saints (from Colts through Eagles): Jordan Jackson, DT (Air Force) (signed)
195) Los Angeles Chargers: Jamaree Salyer, OG (Georgia) (signed)
–) New Orleans Saints: Selection forfeited
196) Baltimore Ravens (from Dolphins): Tyler Badie, RB (Missouri) (signed)
197) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Eagles): Gregory Junior, CB (Ouachita Baptist) (signed)
198) Philadelphia Eagles (from Steelers through Jaguars): Grant Calcaterra, TE (SMU) (signed)
199) Carolina Panthers (from Raiders): Cade Mays, OG (Tennessee) (signed)
200) New England Patriots: Sam Roberts, DT (Northwest Missouri State) (signed)
201) Arizona Cardinals: Keaontay Ingram, RB (USC) (signed)
202) Cleveland Browns (from Cowboys): Mike Woods, WR (Oklahoma) (signed)
203) Chicago Bears (from Bills): Trestan Ebner, RB (Baylor) (signed)
204) Tennessee Titans: Theo Jackson, CB (Tennessee) (signed)
205) Houston Texans (from Packers): Austin Deculus, OL (LSU) (signed)
206) Denver Broncos (from Buccaneers through Jets and Eagles): Matt Henningsen, DT (Wisconsin)
207) Chicago Bears (from 49ers through Jets and Texans): Doug Kramer, OG (Illinois) (signed)
208) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chiefs): Connor Heyward, TE (Michigan State) (signed)
209) Buffalo Bills (from Bengals): Luke Tenuta, OT (Virginia Tech) (signed)
210) New England Patriots (from Rams): Chasen Hines, C (LSU) (signed)
211) Los Angeles Rams: Quentin Lake, S (UCLA)
212) Los Angeles Rams: Derion Kendrick, CB (Georgia)
213) Atlanta Falcons: John FitzPatrick, TE (Georgia) (signed)
214) Los Angeles Chargers: Ja’Sir Taylor, CB (Wake Forest) (signed)
215) Arizona Cardinals: Lecitus Smith, OG (Virginia Tech) (signed)
216) Indianapolis Colts: Curtis Brooks, DT (Cincinnati) (signed)
217) Detroit Lions: James Houston, Edge (Jackson State) (signed)
218) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Rams): Ko Kieft, TE (Minnesota) (signed)
219) Tennessee Titans: Chance Campbell, LB (Ole Miss) (signed)
220) San Francisco 49ers: Kalia Davis, DT (Central Florida)
221) San Francisco 49ers: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB (Penn State)

Round 7

222) Jacksonville Jaguars: Montaric Brown, CB (Arkansas) (signed)
223) Cleveland Browns (from Lions): Isaiah Thomas, DE (Oklahoma) (signed)
224) Miami Dolphins (from Texans through Patriots and Ravens): Cameron Goode, DE (California) (signed)
225) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Jets): Mark Robinson, LB (Ole Miss) (signed)
226) Chicago Bears (from Giants through Bengals): Ja’Tyre Carter, C (Southern) (signed)
227) Minnesota Vikings (from Raiders through Panthers): Nick Muse, TE (South Carolina) (signed)
228) Green Bay Packers (from Bears through Texans): Tariq Carpenter, LB (Georgia Tech) (signed)
229) Seattle Seahawks: Bo Melton, WR (Rutgers) (signed)
230) Washington Commanders: Chris Paul, OG (Tulsa) (signed)
231) Buffalo Bills (from Falcons): Baylon Spector, LB (Clemson) (signed)
232) Denver Broncos: Faion Hicks, CB (Wisconsin)
233) Seattle Seahawks (from Vikings through Chiefs): Dareke Young, WR (Lenoir-Rhyne) (signed)
234) Green Bay Packers (from Browns through Lions and Broncos): Jonathan Ford, DT (Miami) (signed)
235) Los Angeles Rams (from Ravens through Jaguars and Buccaneers): Daniel Hardy, OLB (Montana State)
236) Los Angeles Chargers: Deane Leonard, CB (Ole Miss) (signed)
237) Detroit Lions (from Saints through Eagles): Chase Lucas, CB (Arizona State) (signed)
238) Las Vegas Raiders (from Dolphins through Rams): Thayer Munford, OT (Ohio State) (signed)
239) Indianapolis Colts: Rodney Thomas II, S (Yale) (signed)
240) Washington Commanders (from Eagles through Colts): Christian Holmes, CB (Oklahoma State) (signed)
241) Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris Oladokun, QB (South Dakota State) (signed)
242) Carolina Panthers (from Patriots through Dolphins): Kalon Barnes, CB (Baylor)
243) Kansas City Chiefs (from Raiders through Patriots): Jaylen Watson, CB (Washington State) (signed)
244) Arizona Cardinals: Christian Matthew, CB (Valdosta State) (signed)
245) New England Patriots (from Cowboys through Texans): Andrew Stueber, OG (Michigan) (signed)
246) Cleveland Browns (from Bills): Dawson Deaton, C (Texas Tech) (signed)
247) Miami Dolphins (from Titans): Skylar Thompson, QB (Kansas State) (signed)
248) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andre Anthony, DE (LSU) (signed)
249) Green Bay Packers: Rasheed Walker, OT (Penn State) (signed)
250) Las Vegas Raiders (from Vikings through 49ers and Broncos): Brittain Brown, RB (UCLA) (signed)
251) Kansas City Chiefs: Isaih Pacheco, RB (Rutgers) (signed)
252) Cincinnati Bengals: Jeffrey Gunter, DE (Coastal Carolina) (signed)
253) Los Angeles Rams: Russ Yeast, S (Kansas State)
254) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Elijah Hicks, S (California) (signed)
255) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Trenton Gill, P (NC State) (signed)
256) Arizona Cardinals: Jesse Luketa, OLB (Penn State) (signed)
257) Arizona Cardinals: Marquis Hayes, OG (Oklahoma) (signed)
258) Green Bay Packers: Samori Toure, WR (Nebraska) (signed)
259) Kansas City Chiefs: Nazeeh Johnson, S (Marshall) (signed)
260) Los Angeles Chargers: Zander Horvath, FB (Purdue) (signed)
261) Los Angeles Rams (from Buccaneers): AJ Arcuri, OT (Michigan State)
262) San Francisco 49ers: Brock Purdy, QB (Iowa State)

2022 NFL General Manager Search Tracker

Along with the head coaches being fired, a few NFL teams are looking for new general managers. Listed below are the GM candidates that have been linked to each of the teams with vacancies, along with their current status.

If and when other teams decide to make GM changes, they’ll be added to this list. Here is the current breakdown:

Updated 5-18-22 (5:03pm CT)

Chicago Bears

Las Vegas Raiders

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

Latest On Positional Roles For Joe Judge, Matt Patricia

One of the ongoing questions surrounding the Patriots this offseason has been tied to the specific duties assigned to Joe Judge and Matt Patricia. Clarity on the subject came recently when each of them spoke publicly about the team’s new-look offensive staff. 

“In terms of who is coaching each position, you’ll see me on the field with the quarterbacks” Judge said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. That role is significant in any case, but especially so in New England this upcoming season, given the importance of Mac Jones‘ development to the team’s overall success. The ex-Giants head coach has plenty of experience working under Bill Belichick, but has never served as a QBs coach before.

Patricia, meanwhile, revealed that he will be working with the team’s offensive line. That is a familiar position group for him, as he was an assistant o-line coach in 2005, but just as in Judge’s case, his role will be much different than the one he spent the most time with on the Patriots’ staff. The position will include a more simplified job description than those of head coach (which Patricia held in Detroit from 2018 to 2020) or defensive coordinator (which he held in New England for the six years prior to that).

Despite the announcements, nothing new was revealed with respect to play-calling duties. Reiss reported last week that Patricia seemed to be the favorite to fill the vacancy left by Josh McDaniels, though he acknowledged that Judge was a candidate as well. The latter indicated that a final decision on the matter of the duties – if not the title – of offensive coordinator has yet to be made.

“In terms of who calls plays, to be honest with you, that’s not the main focus right now” he said. “When Coach [Belichick] wants to go ahead and declare a role like that, he’ll tell us.”

NFL Draft Pick Signings: 5/16/22

Several more mid- and late-round picks agreed to terms on their four-year rookie contracts Friday. Here are the latest agreements:

Chicago Bears

Indianapolis Colts

  • S Rodney Thomas II (seventh round, Yale)

New England Patriots

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/16/22

Here are Monday’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

  • Waived: CB Junior Faulk

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas Raiders

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

  • Signed: LS Ross Reiter
  • Waived: DB Devin Hafford, QB/WR D’Eriq King

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Commanders

  • Claimed (from Broncos): T Drew Himmelman
  • Signed: CB Nijuel Hill, LB Bryce Notree
  • Waived: G Zack Bailey, LB Jordan Kunaszyk

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/13/22

Today’s minor moves around the league:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears 

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Signed: CB Abu Daramy-Swaray

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks 

Washington Commanders

Matt Patricia Favorite To Call Patriots’ Offensive Plays?

The only team without an offensive coordinator, the Patriots are considering a radical approach to replacing Josh McDaniels. It is looking like either Matt Patricia or Joe Judge will call their offensive plays.

Despite each struggling as head coaches, Patricia and Judge are back in New England. Judge landed in Foxborough this year, with Patricia having worked in various roles upon returning in 2021. Although Patricia has gained experience on the front office side since returning to the Patriots, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com hears (via the New York Post) the veteran defensive coordinator is firmly in play to be the team’s offensive play-caller this season.

Patricia and Judge were running New England’s offense during recent offseason workouts, and Reiss slots Patricia as the favorite to be the team’s play-caller come September. Judge, who has more experience on the offensive side of the ball, should not be ruled out. The Pats going with either would represent an unusual move. Judge certainly had input in the Giants’ offense following Jason Garrett‘s ouster, though that Judge-Freddie Kitchens stretch was ignominiously highlighted by the Jake Fromm quarterback-sneak play calls against Washington. Patricia has not called offensive plays at any level.

With the Patriots from 2004-17, Patricia began his tenure as an offensive assistant but quickly transitioned to the defensive side of the ball. The 47-year-old Pats staffer was their DC from 2012-17, prior to becoming the Lions’ head coach. Judge worked with the Patriots from 2012-19, rising to the dual roles of special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach. He would also make for an interesting choice, but this unorthodox approach has been on the radar for a bit now.

Bill Belichick has said Patricia, Judge, tight ends coach Nick Caley and receivers coach Troy Brown will play significant roles in guiding second-year QB Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense. Of course, someone must sign off on the play calls. It would be one of the more fascinating decisions in recent coaching history to bestow that responsibility on a longtime defensive staffer.

Patriots To Trade Jarrett Stidham To Raiders

After they added more depth to their quarterback room, the Patriots were likely to make a move with Jarrett Stidham. They have done so today, as Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reports (on Twitter) that New England is trading him to the Raiders. 

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero adds that New England is sending a seventh round pick along with Stidham in exchange for a sixth-rounder from Vegas (Twitter link). The deal represents a new beginning for the 25-year-old, but it will reunite him with a familiar face on the Raiders’ staff in Josh McDaniels.

After being drafted in the fourth round by New England in 2019, Stidham worked with the new Vegas head coach when he served as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator. That season marked Tom Brady‘s last with the team, so it came as no surprise that he only attempted four passes in the regular season. After Brady’s departure, though, expectations were raised for Stidham to be able to take over the starting role.

That didn’t end up happening, however, as the Baylor and Auburn alum sat behind Cam Newton. Stidham made five appearances, completing 22 of 44 passes for 256 yards, a pair of touchdowns and three interceptions. Between the level of play showed by both signal-callers, the Patriots entered the subsequent draft needing a new quarterback. They filled that need by selecting Mac Jones in the first round.

This year, the team selected Bailey Zappe in the fourth round to further add to the depth chart. Given the presence of the Western Kentucky product, as well as veteran Brian Hoyer, Stidham would have faced stiff competition for a roster spot. The same could be true in Vegas, as he will join Nick Mullens, Garrett Gilbert and Chase Garbers in vying for the backup job behind Derek Carr.