Patriots Sign Hard-Hitting Former Lions DB & Notre Dame Stud

The New England Patriots are working out new names just in case they need depth at some positions. Head coach Bill Belichick got a few new players who will fill up the holes on the roster. According to Mike Reiss from ESPN, the Patriots made a move to sign a former Detroit Lions DB and Notre Dame Fighting Irish star Jalen Elliot. This happened right after the Patriots confirmed the signing of Brad Hawkins.

Elliot didn’t see much action with the Lions in 2021. The 24-year-old played eight games with one start, delivering 12 tackles. The Lions signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame following the 2020 NFL Draft. Detroit waived him after training camp, but re-signed him to the practice unit. He was promoted and the team brought him back on a futures deal for the 2021 NFL season. The DB was waived again after the preseason and was on and off the Lions roster in 2021. They cut him after the draft.

Patriots sign former Lions DB to add depth to the roster

Belichick is adding young power to his roster and the 210-pounder seems to be the right person to join special teams. Elliot may also just contribute in training camp and leave the team after the final roster trimming.

The Patriots will make all the necessary changes to adjust their roster. They signed Jabrill Peppers and the talented player had his debut with the team. Cornerbacks Myles Bryant and Jonathan Jones had their practice with the Patriots as well.

Belichick is adding more power to the secondary as he is trying to add even more depth. Players sustain serious injuries and miss significant time of the regular season. Belichick is trying to avoid serious damage and prevent big issues.

New England looks good at the moment and things will only get better. Let’s see what happens after training camp. NFL analysts predicted great things for the team and Mac Jones may get his first ring as a Patriots quarterback. It’s a long season after all and the Patriots have to overcome big obstacles.