Report: Patriots Sign Running Back, Release Receiver
The New England Patriots won’t have a rest until they build the perfect roster. This time the team released a receiver, and signed a running back.
The Patriots made changes to the active roster by adding Corey Coleman, Kenjon Barner and Bennie Fowler. The practice squad is also under construction, as the team has landed running back Kenneth Farrow and released wide out Jace Billingsley.
Farrow was added to the team’s 90-man roster as a nextra body for the preseason finale, and was released during the final roster cuts. But, the Patriots are taking him back, hoping that the running back will make stir things up in Foxboro.
Farrow played with the Chargers in 2016, and was active in 13 games with 2 starts. He was able to rush for 192 yards, and caught 13 of his 16 targets for 70 yards. In 2017, Farrow was put on injured reserve.
During the Patriots’ preseason finale, Farrow carried the ball five times for 24 yards, and caught all three of his targets for 14 yards.
The running back will be joining the practice unit consisted of tight end Stephen Anderson, quarterback Danny Etling, running back Ralph Webb, defensive tackle Vincent Valentine, defensive end Trent Harris, cornerback Jomal Wiltz along with offensive linemen Cole Croston, James Ferentz and Eric Smith.
Billingsley signed a contract with the practice squad earlier this month. He spent most of his career with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. He brought hope to Foxboro, as he studied the game of Edelman to boost his development as a pass catcher.
“I think one thing that I’ve learned from him is that he always is just playing hard and he’s doing things a little unorthodox, but it’s his way and it works for him and he’s gotten good at it. And he just kind of trusts his process and that’s one thing I’ve learned is just finding what you’re good at and building on that rather than trying to always be like someone else, cause you’re not them. So you have to be yourself and you have to do what you do good,” Billingsley said earlier this offseason.