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Patriots add McLeod Bethel-Thompson, long snapper to practice squad

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After the Patriots set their initial 53-man roster over the weekend, head coach Bill Belichick said that there were still moves to be made when asked about the lack of a long snapper.

There still isn’t one on the active roster, but the Patriots have added a snapper to the practice squad. It’s Charley Hughlett, who spent part of the offseason with the Patriots before getting cut in May and spending the summer with the Jaguars.

The Patriots filled out eight of the other nine spots on the practice squad with players that spent camp with them in 2014. The lone exception is quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who was with the 49ers this summer and spent time as the third quarterback for the Vikings earlier in his career. With Ryan Mallett traded to Houston, he becomes the third quarterback in the organization.

Wide receiver Josh Boyce cleared waivers and the 2013 fourth-round pick returned to the fold along with defensive end Jake Bequette, linebacker Ja’Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin, defensive lineman Deonate Skinner and defensive back Daxton Swanson.

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13 Responses to “Patriots add McLeod Bethel-Thompson, long snapper to practice squad”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 1, 2014 1:34 PM

    Belichik will coach him up and trade him for a second round pick next year. You watch.

  2. lmfaooooo says: Sep 1, 2014 1:39 PM

    Expect this guy to hold down the AFC ProBowl center position for the next 17 years.

  3. jchipwood says: Sep 1, 2014 1:47 PM

    And Q the belichick groupies who thinks this is going to get them to the super bowl and how Bill will make him the best ever.

  4. tigerlilac says: Sep 1, 2014 1:51 PM

    Surprised not to see Roy Finch and Steve Beauharnais on this squad unless they got picked up by other clubs.

  5. ampats says: Sep 1, 2014 1:57 PM

    The 53rd player on the Patriots roster is fluid. BB will be moving players back and forth between the practice squad and the roster. Remember when he moved Ray Ventrone on a weekly basis ?

    The QB is not worth commenting on as lets see how long he sticks on the practice squad .

    And no this will not get them to the Super Bowl jchipwood but Tom Brady will.

  6. 6ball says: Sep 1, 2014 1:59 PM

    OMG….. This is the guy who was released by the Vikings so they could sign Josh (Ball Four) Freeman. He must have alligator arms or something.

  7. pats1944 says: Sep 1, 2014 2:02 PM

    Steve Beauharnais is on injury settlement so I don’t think he can be signed until week 8

  8. j0esixpack says: Sep 1, 2014 2:12 PM

    No long snapper on the active roster probably indicates Gronk is healthy and Belichick has no intention of punting

  9. mrthirtytwo says: Sep 1, 2014 2:25 PM

    He played in the UFL too. Pats need someone who can be QB in emergency and a log snapper too.

    Two QBs always seemed lite to me

  10. beachsidejames says: Sep 1, 2014 2:43 PM

    Never saw the Patriots look so desperate….

  11. tunesmith173 says: Sep 1, 2014 6:44 PM

    They need a QB on the practice squad to run the scout team in practice. Hughlett, the long snapper was on the squad through the offseason and was released in May so they brought him back after another team released him.

  12. tcmangan says: Sep 1, 2014 10:11 PM

    For you Patriot fans he is known as Mac, MBT, the law firmand for his short stay while at UCLA …MacBeth, for his play there. FYI

  13. jonesjourdan24 says: Sep 2, 2014 3:19 AM

    What this is sad!

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