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Patriots sign 19 undrafted free agents

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The Patriots made a series of trades before and during the draft, which netted them several veteran additions to the roster and four picks to use on rookies.

That’s a small group and the team has bolstered it by signing 19 undrafted free agents to their 90-man roster. BYU linebacker Harvey Langi was part of that group and multiple reports have the Patriots guaranteeing $100,000 of his base salary in addition to giving him a $15,000 signing bonus to join the team.

A pair of brothers are also in the group. The Patriots signed Arkansas wide receiver Cody Hollister and Wyoming tight end Jacob Hollister, giving them a set of twins on offense that they could match on defense if they sign former Titans cornerback Jason McCourty at some point.

Missouri defensive tackle Josh Augusta, Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler, Northwestern wide receiver Austin Carr, Iowa offensive line Cole Croston, Iowa running back LeShun Daniels, Arkansas linebacker Brooks Ellis, Vanderbilt tackle Andrew Jelks, Richmond safety David Jones, Central Florida cornerback D.J. Killings, Purdue guard Jason King, Valdosta State cornerback Kenny Moore, Harvard offensive lineman Max Rich, LSU defensive back Dwayne Thomas, Utah safety Jason Thompson, Minnesota safety Damarius Travis and Tennessee defensive lineman Corey Vereen make up the rest of the group.

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11 Responses to “Patriots sign 19 undrafted free agents”
  1. blitzinc43 says: May 8, 2017 11:49 AM

    As a close friend of the organization I’ve heard that those Hollister brothers are going to be in the mix for special team roles

  2. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 8, 2017 11:51 AM

    It’s SB or bust

  3. weepingjebus says: May 8, 2017 12:01 PM

    Remember the names. Those who don’t make the cut will later be picked up by the Steelers, Ravens, Jets, and Dolphins right before their respective games against the Patriots in a long standing practice of gamesmanship that is of course cheating when Belichick does it to somebody else.

  4. smithdp says: May 8, 2017 12:27 PM

    I think we all stand in agreement on congratulating the Patriots on their first legitimate Super Bowl Championship this year. Unless something else comes out.

  5. toddsuperbowles says: May 8, 2017 12:30 PM

    whine, cry, blame, deny

  6. harrisonhits2 says: May 8, 2017 12:39 PM

    “whine, cry, blame, deny”

    Yup, that’s what teams often do when they lose to the Pats.

    They rarely seem to have the spine to admit the Pats beat them because they were just plain better on that given day.

  7. elyasm says: May 8, 2017 12:47 PM

    This is clearly the greatest group on undrafted free agents ever assembled in a single year in the history of the NFL. Any one of these guys would be a starter on 20 other teams.
    /s

  8. tylawspick6 says: May 8, 2017 12:52 PM

    “jealousy and envy are incurable diseases.”

  9. bullcharger says: May 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 8, 2017 12:39 PM
    “whine, cry, blame, deny”
    Yup, that’s what teams often do when they lose to the Pats.
    They rarely seem to have the spine to admit the Pats beat them because they were just plain better on that given day.

    ————-

    Because Brady was drafted 199th, many people are still in denial that he could be as good as he has turned out to be. If it were Peyton, they would just assume they were beat by the better team.

    You see the same thing at other positions too. Someone tried to make the case on here once that Robert Woods was way better than Julian Edelman. That’s a joke.

    Pedigree when entering the NFL does not equal NFL performance.

  10. exinsidetrader says: May 8, 2017 2:02 PM

    Everyone of those guys would be a starter for the Bills … before the Bills let them go and the Pats signed them to play in the SuperBowl.

  11. kissbillsrings says: May 8, 2017 6:19 PM

    I’m excited about our small draft class & to see how these free agents pan out….love the depth & if the Pats can find a couple hidden gems in the UFA group, it would be an AWESOME draft even thought it’s been great already…..
    Go Pats!!!!

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