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Patriots sign rookie WRs Derrick Johnson, Tyler McDonald

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The Patriots have filled two of their open roster spots.

The club said Friday it had signed undrafted rookie wideouts Derrick Johnson and Tyler McDonald. Johnson is a Maine product, while McDonald played at South Carolina State.

This is Johnson’s second stint with New England. The club first signed him on May 19, then waived him on June 9. The 23-year-old Johnson hauled in 60 passes for 608 yards and two touchdowns in his senior season with the Black Bears.

McDonald, 22, caught 51-958-7 as a senior in 2013. According to South Carolina State, he had previously been invited to try out for New England.

The Patriots now have one open roster spot.

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7 Responses to “Patriots sign rookie WRs Derrick Johnson, Tyler McDonald”
  1. dcpatfan says: Jul 18, 2014 5:45 PM

    Tweak it Bill!

  2. 6ball says: Jul 18, 2014 6:47 PM

    Every year Belichick keeps some free agents and late round draft choices.

  3. uglydingo says: Jul 18, 2014 6:56 PM

    Tom Brady can make any WR look like a Pro Bowler. Bill has an eye for talent – Wes Welker started his career as an Undrafted Free Agent in Miami and then he came to Foxboro. Good luck to Derrick and Tyler, you will learn from the very best coaches and QB that the game has seen. However a superior team expects superior effort.

  4. igotgamenj says: Jul 18, 2014 8:04 PM

    Wes welker started in San Diego and single handedly beat the Pats when he played for Miami

  5. restorativejusticeprogram says: Jul 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    How about the Patriots try to get a pro bowl receiver for Brady before his career wastes away? You grabbed Moss and Brady set records and then … nothing.

  6. dalcow4 says: Jul 18, 2014 9:29 PM

    They have a chance — that is one of the thinnest roster in the league.

  7. doublezero74 says: Jul 19, 2014 9:37 AM

    Dalcow like Jon snow you know nothing. The patriots have one of the deepest squads in the NFL year in and year out. If you paid attention over the last 15 years the pats don’t just sign awesome talent to huge numbers and leave the rest of the 53 man roster stocked with subpar nfl players. (See cowboys, Dallas as exhibit A). Just last year was a great example of their successful approach to team building. Learn up son

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