The New England Patriots are trying to add depth to the wide receiver unit and they have just decided to sign one of their rivals. Aaron Wilson from KPRC 2 reported that the Patriots added former New York Jets WR T.J. Luther and released practice squad WR Thyrick Pitts.
Patriots were really busy on Friday. They also added wide receiver Jalen Reagor to the practice unit after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings.
Reagor played two seasons in Philadelphia, delivering 64 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns in 28 games. The Eagles sent him to the Minnesota Vikings in August 2022 and he spent the entire season with the team. It wasn’t deliver the same performance and the Vikings decided to part way with him.
If Reagor survives the final cut, he will play against his team in Week 1. Eagles players will arrive in New England on September 10.
Patriots sign the wide receiver amid all other changes at WR
Head coach Bill Belichick had to make some changes as Tyquan Thornton will spend four games on injured reserve.
According to Doug Kyed, Thornton won’t be out for long and he has been also seen in the NFL.
“If the Patriots thought it was going to force him to miss the entire season, then he would have been placed on injured reserve during cutdowns rather than two days later,” Kyed wrote. “Players placed on injured reserve during cuts are out for the entire season. Players placed on injured reserve after 4 p.m. Wednesday can return after four games.”
The NFL world has high expectations from Thornton, but he wasn’t that explosive in his first season with the Patriots. Let’s see what happens upon his return.
“Thornton feels significantly behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne, and [Demario] Douglas is already back from a shoulder injury he suffered in the Patriots’ preseason game against the Packers,” Kyed wrote. “So, unless there are wide receiver injuries in the interim, Thornton is going to be playing from behind when he is healthy.”