Pats: Practice Squad

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First 12 signings are official (only the guys who were with the Pats through camp so far):

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots began signing players to the 16-man practice squad. The following 12 players were signed to the practice squad: DL Tashawn Bower, DB Myles Bryant, OL James Ferentz, K Nick Folk, QB Brian Hoyer, TE Matt LaCosse, DL Bill Murray, WR Tre Nixon, OL Alex Redmond, DB D'Angelo Ross, OL Will Sherman and WR Kristian Wilkerson. All 12 of those players went to training camp with New England this past summer.
https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-sign-12-players-to-the-practice-squad
 

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SF he’s done really well identifying WR the past few years. Ayuik looks like he’ll be a great, Deebo ( still don’t understand how he wasn’t the Pats pick - the guy is made for the NE offense) will be a top end starter if he can stay healthy and that Bourne dude is alright.
Part of that is good talent evaluation, but part is just a willingness to keep investing at the position. The year before Deebo, they took Dante Pettis in the 2nd; he didn't make it through his third year in SF. They selected Jalen Hurd a round after Deebo; he hasn't even suited up yet. And of course even after taking Deebo, they picked Aiyuk in the first. They've used some late-round dart throws as well. This looks like more of it - they leave no stone unturned at receiver.
 

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Part of that is good talent evaluation, but part is just a willingness to keep investing at the position. The year before Deebo, they took Dante Pettis in the 2nd; he didn't make it through his third year in SF. They selected Jalen Hurd a round after Deebo; he hasn't even suited up yet. And of course even after taking Deebo, they picked Aiyuk in the first. They've used some late-round dart throws as well. This looks like more of it - they leave no stone unturned at receiver.
Good points. Pettis was someone I expected to have a much better career. The fact I forgot about him speaks to how well that career is going. Hit on the 2 of the last 3 WR's drafted probably skews my perception of their discerning eye. That, and burning anger about the Pats passing on Deebo.
 

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The Patriots have signed DL Daniel Ekuale to their practice squad, filling the 16th and final spot. Ekuale (6-3, 305) is a Washington State alum who entered the NFL as an undrafted FA with the Browns in 2018. Hooked on with Jaguars in 2020. 16 games played, 17 tackles, 1 sack.