The New England Patriots are getting ready for the regular season, and they’ve made a few great changes. This time the team signed a wide receiver and two running backs.
NFL Network’s Mike Giardi confirmed that the Patriots landed wide receiver K.J. Maye and running backs Kenneth Farrow and Khalfani Muhammad. These slots were opened after the team released Kenny Britt and Eddie Pleasant. Eric Decker decided to retire.
Maye was an undrafted receiver in 2016. He played with the New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans, and then signed with the Patriots last summer. Maye’s next contract was with the Titans, but he was cut in May 2017. The wide receiver joined the Patriots in July 2017, but was cut during the last roster trimming last year.
Farrow is a 2016 rookie with an in-game NFL experience. He played with the Chargers in 2016, and rushed for 192 yards while catching 13 of 16 targets for 70 yards. He spent the next year on injured reserve.
Muhammad is the only drafted player. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Titans. Tennessee cut him, and then promoted him to the active roster in December. Muhammad rushed for 2,073 yards on 5.8 yards per carry and 11 touchdowns during his collegiate career. he caught 55 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns.
Many believe that the new additions won’t make much of a difference to the 53-man roster. The players may give depth in he fourth matchup with the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
We don’t really know the real plan for the new guys, but the Patriots’ management seems to be doing a good job. Maybe the Patriots will find a way to win the fourth preseason game, and eventually, win the Super Bowl. That would be great, right?