Patriots waive Braxton Berrios

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The New England receiving corps is shaping up, and one promising prospect is shipping out.

The Patriots are waiving receiver Braxton Berrios, according to ESPN.

Berrios, a sixth-round pick in 2018 who landed on injured reserve as a rookie, had been a candidate to have a role as a slot receiver, and he showed up early at training camp to enhance his chances of making the team. But with Julian Edelman healthy and with Josh Gordon back, the spaces on the roster were scarce.

Other names on the roster at the receiver position include rookie first-rounder N'Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett, and newcomer Demaryius Thomas. With the guys on the bottom of the depth chart expected to play special teams (receiver-in-name-only Matthew Slater will most likely be one of them), it could be that Dorsett and Thomas are in competition for one roster spot.

17 responses to “Patriots waive Braxton Berrios

  1. Thomas is looking great, so I’m not surprised. I wonder if this also helps Gunner’s chances?

  2. He is a good player when healthy but between last year and this preseason there was not enough healthy time and someone else stepped in to grab the opportunity. Such is football and best of luck to him.

  3. The Pats will have trouble getting most of their cuts through waivers to the practice squad. Berrios will likely catch on somewhere else and not make it through waivers.

  4. I thought Dorsett and his 2 mil cap hit may be in jeopardy. Evidently not. Berrios can play in this league. I think Gunnar makes the team.

  5. Berrios has flashed some potential but the axiom “You can’t make the club in the tub” certainly applies to Berrios.

    Berrios might get picked up, Gunner will almost certainly get picked up if he is waived.

  6. LibsAreSlowAndWeak says:
    August 31, 2019 at 9:51 am
    Just another draft bust by the GREAT BB
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    A 6th round pick, a bust??? People fail to see that the Pats have a tremendous roster. That making this roster is not easy. Bill keeps the best players for ezch position, not the best players period.

  7. …SlowAndWeak says:
    August 31, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Just another draft bust by the GREAT BB.
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    If you are going to comment on every thread that discusses a sixth round pick being cut, that the pick is a draft bust, your typing fingers are going to cramp.

  8. “I thought Dorsett and his 2 mil cap hit may be in jeopardy. Evidently not. ”

    Dorsett caught about 75% of what was thrown his way last season which is pretty good. He has a connection with Brady he just didn’t get that many opportunities last season.

  9. “If you are going to comment on every thread that discusses a sixth round pick being cut, that the pick is a draft bust, your typing fingers are going to cramp.”

    And if he was taken with the Pats pick he was effectively a 7th round pick since he would have been at the end of the round.

    But you’re missing the point. Its not everybody’s 6th rounders that are busts if they don’t make the team, only the Pats 6th rounders are. Its the insanity of the Pats haters. Instead of being mad at their own poorly run and managed franchise they cheer for, they’re angry at the Pats for being so good and pounding their team over and over again. Its all misplaced, childish anger.

  10. I’m glad the haters do what they do. Can you imagine the frustration they go through thinking about the Patriots. I just wish they would tell us the misery that the Patriots have put them through for decades. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I bet their shrink has stories to tell.

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