Report: Patriots Sign Veteran Safety
The New England Patriots have completed their 90-man roster just days before the beginning of their training camp.
Patrick D. Starr from Sports Talk 790 confirmed that the Pats signed safety Eddie Pleasant. the veteran safety played six seasons with the Houston Texans, and served most of his time on special teams. The Patriots are more than happy now.
In 2012, Pleasant was an undrafted free agent. He spent most of his NFL career with the Texans. He has an awesome special teams experience, meaning he will be held in high regard with the Pats. Starr said that Pleasant was also used as a box safety in sub packages. This is pretty much the same situation in which the Patriots use safety Patrick Chung. This can be used as a potential depth piece for the team’s safety, and Pleasant’s veteran talent will be more than welcomed.
The veteran safety is about to join one of the deeper areas on the New England Patriots with Chung, Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon at the top of the safety unit. This area is super deep, and it will be nice to see Pleasant’s chances of getting inside the opening 53-man roster.
The 29-year-old safety compiled 116 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 17 passes defended and there were three interceptions, too.
Starr says that Pleasant is a solid locker room guy who enjoyed full respect of his teammates. He also praised his efforts to help young players.
This is the last move in the row. The Patriots are about to open the training camp. They have already released David Jones, and signed in wide receiver Devin Lucien.
The team is about to make a huge change in the league, and we can’t wait for te season to start. These guys know their job, and we’re looking forward to the tough part of the Super Bowl. Will they win?