Patriots sign two with training camp underway

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The Patriots have added a couple of players to their 90-man roster with training camp underway in Foxborough.

The team announced that they have signed wide receiver Tony Washington and defensive end Caleb Kidder. They had open roster spots so did not need to make any corresponding moves to create space for the new arrivals.

Washington arrives after veteran wideout Andrew Hawkins announced his retirement this week. Washington played in six games for the Jaguars over the last two seasons and caught one pass for nine yards. The path to the final roster for Washington is an uphill one, but he’ll get a chance to put some play on film in the preseason if the Patriots don’t churn the roster again before games get underway.

Kidder signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in May, but was dropped by the team in June. He had 14 sacks during his college career at the University of Montana.

7 responses to “Patriots sign two with training camp underway

  1. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jul 27, 2017 11:36 AM
    BEST SIGNING EVAH! WE ARE WICKED SMAHT!
    ————————–

    Patriots…Patriots…Patriots!!!

    O-b-s-e-s-s-i-o-n. It’s shaping up to be another rough season for you little guy. Your misery is our joy.

  2. Kidder was great in college. Surprised he wasn’t drafted very late. I just think Vikes are overfull/happy with their D side right now and had no more room after just signing Chunky Clemens. Pats only had a couple of spots just open up due to Farris’ achilles and Hawkins’ unexpected retirement, so good timing.

    Kidder will still find it hard to compete for a 53 spot as NE were already more than ok at DE (Nink, Flowers, Ealy plus 3 more), but Belichick probably likes the fact that Kidder has smarts and says and does all the right things. If you watch his interview on NESN you’d think he was already a Patriot but it was made before even the Vikes picked him up. Good luck Caleb!

  3. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    Jul 27, 2017 1:00 PM
    superpatriotsfan says:
    Jul 27, 2017 11:36 AM
    BEST SIGNING EVAH! WE ARE WICKED SMAHT!
    ————————–

    Patriots…Patriots…Patriots!!!

    O-b-s-e-s-s-i-o-n. It’s shaping up to be another rough season for you little guy. Your misery is our joy.
    ————————–
    No misery here, just mocking Pats homers. I’m looking forward to Patriots fans suicide watch after Brady retires.

  4. Its true.

    We very Patriots fans have comparatively little experience with losing.

    When the day comes ( as inevitably it must), we will have trouble adjustung.

    AND WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT IT!

  5. Then its on to Garoppolo , and another 10 – 15 years of dominance . Then all the Patriots fans will be putting all the hatters on suicide watch . For your sake I hope you don’t live too close to a bridge .

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