The New England Patriots may soon add a former Washington star to their roster. Defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale has a chance to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. The Patriots may decide to let him go after his suspension ends. Mike Reiss from ESPN was among the first to report the news. The Patriots have to make a decision until Wednesday.
Ekuale was brilliant in college. He joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2019. The veteran played seven games with the team and then joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. During his nine games with the Jaguars, Ekuale had five starts. Head coach Bill Belichick signed him to the practice unit in 2021 and the talented player was elevated to the gameday roster throughout the entire season. Unfortunately, the NFL suspended Ekuale. We don’t know the factors that led to this suspension.
Patriots have to make decision on the Washington star
Ekuale has already been suspended. He earned a suspension in his rookie campaign for PEDs violation. The talented player measures at 6’3’’, 300 pounds and NFL teams can use him as a force against the run.
Belichick has a decision to make. Will he trust Ekuale again? Is Ekuale the right player to join the 2022 roster? The Patriots don’t have enough money to play with right now. One thing stands for sure. If the Patriots want to sign him, they have to free a spot on the roster. There are so many things to take into consideration right now. Belichick will make the best move for the team.
Christian Barmore is the star of the defensive line. He is a bright spot on the Patriots roster, delivering a sack, two tackles, a tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits. Belichick found a true gem in him and hopefully, he will continue delivering similar numbers. Davon Godchaux is here to make an impact, too. Belichick has great players in the defensive line and he may not need Ekuale at this point. He has to make room for Kristian Wilkerson, Tyquan Thornton, and Ty Montgomery, too. This makes things a lot difficult for everyone.