Patriots Rumors: New England Signs Free-Agent Defensive Lineman

The New England Patriots will made some more moves by the end of the summer. They made some unexpected moves in the 2022 NFL Draft and traded for DeVante Parker. Bill Belichick is trying to fill some holes on his roster. According to several sources, the Patriots have signed a defensive lineman.

Belichick added depth to the defensive line with the addition of defensive lineman Jeremiah Pharms Jr. Pharms played for the USFL’s Pittsburgh Maulers in the inaugural season this spring.

Pharms measures at 6’3’’ and 301 pounds. He finished the 2022 USFL season with 31 tackles and two sacks for the Maulers. The player went undrafted in 2020 and the Maulers selected him in Round 26 of the USFL inaugural draft. Pharms was selected in the third round of defensive interior lineman picks.

Patriots sign defensive lineman right before training camp

Belichick has signed a good player and we have a few reasons to write this. Pharms was linebacker at JuCo Sacramento State College before moving to Friends University. It’s an NAIA program based out of Wichita, Kansas. He became defensive end in his junior season and added some weight. His breakout season was his senior season in 2019.

Pharms talked to Steelers Takeaways a few months ago. He revealed that he had been going from camp to camp in an effort to attract someone’s attention. Pharms had talked to scouts and they all told him that he has “what it takes”. Of course, Pharms is a speedy player and his power is great.

Patriots players and coaches are getting ready for training camp. It’s an important phase and players will get an opportunity to prove their worth. Rookies will arrive at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and veterans will join them on July 26. The first practice will take place on July 27.

Belichick has nice depth at most positions, but he will have to make some cuts in August. Some players won’t survive the final roster trimmings. Who will be the first to leave the team? N’Keal Harry is already gone. Malcolm Butler and Nelson Agholor are listed as potential cuts. Although Belichick needs experienced players, he may move on from some of his struggling figures.