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Patriots sign fourth-rounder Deatrich Wise

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The Patriots made several transactions on Thursday, including the signing of fourth-round pick Deatrich Wise.

Wise played 50 games as a defensive end at Arkansas and finished his time with the Razorbacks with 116 tackles, 16.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. He joins a defensive line that also includes another former Arkansas player in Trey Flowers and will vie for a spot in the rotation in the coming months.

The Patriots also signed offensive lineman James Ferentz and undrafted rookie tight end Sam Cotton. Ferentz played in 21 games for the Broncos over the last two seasons while Cotton caught 17 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns at Nebraska. The Patriots parted ways with Rob Housler this week, opening a spot in their tight end group.

Offensive lineman Chris Barker was waived to round out the team’s moves on Thursday. He’s spent parts of the last four seasons with the team and has played in six regular season games.

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12 Responses to “Patriots sign fourth-rounder Deatrich Wise”
  1. dcpatfan says: May 18, 2017 5:04 PM

    of all the incoming rooks, he’s the one i’m most interested in

  2. exinsidetrader says: May 18, 2017 5:13 PM

    The missing piece!

  3. weepingjebus says: May 18, 2017 6:24 PM

    Seems like a decent fellow.

    I predict 19-0.

  4. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 6:47 PM

    he and flowers are going to slap some
    offenses around

    bb has done it again

  5. Conrad says: May 18, 2017 7:08 PM

    Feels like an important chess piece for this DL: everything from DE to DT with youth and upside.

  6. kissbillsrings says: May 18, 2017 7:32 PM

    I believe by mid season this D is going to be UNBELIEVABLE as long as nobody major goes down….
    Combined with the offense the Pats will field, I just don’t see ANY TEAM keeping pace…. It’s almost cheating….ALMOST
    man, it’s so freakin’ AWESOME being a Patriots fan!!!!

  7. harrisonhits2 says: May 18, 2017 7:35 PM

    Belichick has a pretty good record drafting Dlinemen. Hopefully this kid pans out.

  8. jag1959 says: May 18, 2017 7:42 PM

    Whoa, Housler was cut for a UDFA TE?

  9. concussion182 says: May 18, 2017 7:58 PM

    It will be a bad luck year for the Patriots.
    Count on it.

  10. azkurgan says: May 19, 2017 1:31 AM

    What a move! Only Bill Belichik could pull this off, he is a genius. I’ll have to go over to the WWL to get the analysis about how this move is another great move by the Patriots – as they lamely try and fail to hide their schoolgirl-giddy Boston bias. Thank God this train has run its course…

  11. picksix401 says: May 19, 2017 8:20 AM

    concussion182 says: May 18, 2017 7:58 PM

    It will be a bad luck year for the Patriots.
    Count on it.

    30/12 like/dislike ratio for this garbage comment…. guess the haters were out in full force last night

  12. jade429 says: May 20, 2017 9:38 PM

    Haters have nothing better to do because they know they are going to lose.

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