Patriots add running back Bishop Sankey to practice squad


The Patriots are generally willing to offer chances to highly drafted players who didn’t work out on their original teams.

When they can do it at practice squad wages, it makes it even easier to foster them.

Via Phil Perry of, the Patriots added former Titans second-round pick Bishop Sankey to their practice squad Sunday.

Sankey’s still just 23 years old, but was cut after two disappointing seasons in Tennessee (where the Titans loaded up on backs in free agency and the draft). Sankey averaged 3.8 yards per carry in Tennessee, and caught 32 passes in two years.

The Patriots have LeGarrette Blount and James White and D.J. Foster on the roster already, along with special teamer Brandon Bolden. They’re also waiting to see when or if they’ll get Dion Lewis back, as he’s opening the season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

5 responses to “Patriots add running back Bishop Sankey to practice squad

  1. .
    Very low risk with the possibility of a high reward. The guy was solid in college. But, he was in Tennessee at a time when every facet of the offense was subpar, so it’s difficult to make a legitimate assessment.

    However, as with most NFL RBs, it shouldn’t take too long to figure out whether he’s a contributor or just a guy who looks good in uniform.

  2. Think this is a really good depth move for the Pats…. Still a very young talented RB that will now have the opportunity to lock up the 3 down featured back role starting next year as I believe this will be Blounts last year in that position….
    The kid was a workhorse in college (Washington)& defiantly has the talent to make the 53 man roster & stick should he be called upon to do so(broke Core Dillons single season rushing record)…the Titans O-line the previous 2 years was garbage & he still averaged almost 4 yds per carry….solid pick up by the Pats…

  3. All depends of his ball security. If he doesn’t fumble, Pats could use a big back. For years, we got effective carries from UDFA Ben-jarvus Green-Ellis.

    All we are looking for is someone to not make a negative play and help kill the clock in the 2nd half if we have a lead.

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