Patriots sign punter Corey Bojorquez

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The Patriots signed punter Corey Bojorquez after he tried out at the team’s rookie minicamp over the weekend, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

The team had to make a corresponding move to get him on the roster.

It’s no secret that Bill Belichick likes left-footed punters, and Bojorquez is one, just like incumbent punter Ryan Allen. Bojorquez also has experience as a holder.

At New Mexico, Bojorquez averaged 45.1 yards per punt in his two-year career, including 47.3 last season. He had 31 punts of 50-plus yards, including four punts over 70 yards.

22 responses to “Patriots sign punter Corey Bojorquez

  1. jam11163 says:
    May 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm
    Does he know he won’t have any fun ???
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    You ever see Gronk, Edelman or McCourty looking miserable, or JimmyG? Or did you ever see Wilfork, Vrabel and Bruschi looking miserable in their day? No. the only really miserable thing to clearly be seen about the Patriots are the throngs of salty fans of other teams every postseason – and offseason as per these threads.

  2. It would be penny wise and pound foolish to cut Allen in favor of a cheap rookie. Allen is very good and doesn’t make mistakes. Ryan makes $1.5 million. Cutting him over $500K would be stupid. Of course, Belichick already let Adam Vinatieri walk away and that was pretty stupid.

  3. Left-footed punting advantage has been watered down. 1/3 of the league punters are left-footed now, so returners are used to the opposite spin.

  4. They lost the Superbowl so nobody should be too comfortable. They’re too close to let another one get away. No job is safe, except for one.

  5. I suppose he will now be named the greatest punter in the history of the NFL.

  6. “They lost the Superbowl so nobody should be too comfortable. ”

    Lol do you realize the Pats never had to punt in this last Super Bowl? Not once. Its not anyone on the offensive side who should be worried about their jobs.

  7. It was very wise to bring him in to compete & see if he’s better than Allen….. they cut an UFA WR to make room that really had little chance of making the team anyways…. & who knows, it’s EARLY in the off season & I bet there will be a bunch more moves anyways before all is said & done….. I wouldn’t even be shocked to see the Pats trade away some of next years draft picks for players the see value in currently on another team….. lots of moving parts still!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  8. look for the Pats to use this as leverage to renegotiate a deal with Allen who has one year left on his deal————if Allen doesn’t agree to more years AND a lower salary then welcome to the Patriots Corey

  9. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    “They lost the Superbowl so nobody should be too comfortable. ”

    Lol do you realize the Pats never had to punt in this last Super Bowl? Not once. Its not anyone on the offensive side who should be worried about their jobs.
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    It’s actually just a take on the Patriots stand on competition and how the best player gets to play. It’s also a take on Super Bowl losers. Teams that lose the Super Bowl often go into a funk, and I’d like to think that after the initial disappointment wore off, they set about the business of getting back there because they are in fact a team that can do it, however as we have seen the margin for error is very thin for them. The fact that I made the point about a punter, is just underscoring the idea that no detail is too small (I hop) for Belichick. He very well may be sending the message that even the punter had better be doing his work in the offseason and not just showing up for training camp. It was by no means saying that if they replace their punter that would get them over the hump. They obviously have more pressing needs. But clearly Belichick likes competition for everyone, as well as bodies for training camp purposes.

  10. He and Allen might be getting some work this year. Brady is 41 after all and we all saw what happened to Favre at 41.

  11. We all know that Brady is going to play until he’s 65 years old and the Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl every year for the next 70 years. According to their fans.

  12. 2014: 46.4 yards per punt
    2015: 46.0 yards per punt
    2016: 44.7 yards per punt
    2017: 43.4 yards per punt

    I know yards per punt isn’t everything when looking at the position but that’s not a great trend and I suspect that’s why he now has some competition. Better up your game Ryan. 🙂

  13. lanman11 says:
    May 14, 2018 at 9:07 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    “They lost the Superbowl so nobody should be too comfortable. ”

    Lol do you realize the Pats never had to punt in this last Super Bowl? Not once. Its not anyone on the offensive side who should be worried about their jobs.
    ****************

    It’s actually just a take on the Patriots stand on competition and how the best player gets to play. It’s also a take on Super Bowl losers. Teams that lose the Super Bowl often go into a funk, and I’d like to think that after the initial disappointment wore off, they set about the business of getting back there because they are in fact a team that can do it, however as we have seen the margin for error is very thin for them. The fact that I made the point about a punter, is just underscoring the idea that no detail is too small (I hop) for Belichick. He very well may be sending the message that even the punter had better be doing his work in the offseason and not just showing up for training camp. It was by no means saying that if they replace their punter that would get them over the hump. They obviously have more pressing needs. But clearly Belichick likes competition for everyone, as well as bodies for training camp purposes.

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    One more thing….the fact that the Patriots offense was effective enough to avoid having to punt during the SB (sans the turnover), does not speak to the punters ability or situation with the coaching staff. And if you look at the history of punters in New England with BB, they generally don’t stick around more than a few years. I don’t know why, but nobody should be surprised if one of the two punters signed wins the job.

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