Patriots re-sign Jonathan Freeny

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The Patriots re-signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny.

Freeny, 28, spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with New England. The Patriots released him following training camp this past summer on the final cut-down on September 2.

He spent time with Baltimore and Jacksonville after being released by New England. He played in three games with the Ravens this season.

Freeny originally entered the NFL in 2011 as a rookie free agent with Miami out of Rutgers. After spending his first season on the Dolphins practice squad, he played the next three seasons playing for Miami (2012-14), before being signed as a free agent by New England on March 11, 2015. 

He has played in 65 NFL games with 11 starts and has 68 tackles on defense and 29 special teams tackles. Freeny has played in 18 games, starting 11 games, for the Patriots with 53 total tackles.

8 responses to “Patriots re-sign Jonathan Freeny

  1. They like Freeny, he works hard, doesn’t act crazy and has some skills. Necessary depth move for Patriots, with multiple injuries on defense. I always root for these guys who go from one team to the other assuming there is a chance he figures a few things out, works harder to get a little faster and stronger and bingo he becomes a valuable asset to the team, which ever team that ends up being. Good luck Johnathan Freeny this time around!

  2. .
    Life in the NFL isn’t always about 20 million dollar salaries. Freeny was cut in Miami, but seemed to find a home with the Patriots. He was rewarded with a two year contract. Then he got injured. Then he got cut. Now he’s just trying to get back in the game.

  3. Wondering if this is to fill a temporary roster spot because Gronk doesn’t count toward the teams 53 man roster this week?

    Maybe Freeny can contribute on special teams and keep starters from having to risk injury while making tackles. Seems like the Pats need special teams help now that they lost Ebner and have been playing without Slater.

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