Patriots release rookie receiver Jeff Thomas

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And then there were nine.

The Patriots have fewer than 10 wide receivers on the roster following the decision to drop Jeff Thomas, an undrafted rookie who signed with the team earlier this year.

The move comes two days after the Patriots released veteran receiver Mohamed Sanu, for whom the team gave up a 2020 second-round pick last season.

The receivers left on the roster are Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, Matthew Slater, Andre Baccellia, Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, Devin Ross, and Isaiah Zuber.

3 responses to “Patriots release rookie receiver Jeff Thomas

  1. He didn’t really get to show the team much as he was an absentee player for most of it….. either slightly hurt & milking it or seriously hurt & unable to perform….. maybe he really is a head case & the Pats still have that awful taste in their mouths from AB & don’t want to deal with it??
    OR, maybe he isn’t committed at this stage & never really was so he’s gone…..OR, he’ll end up back on practice squad & develop behind the scenes…… guess we’ll soon see
    Go Pats!!!

  2. Slater is always listed as a wideout but he virtually never plays as one. I can’t remember him being on the field with the offense more than a dozen plays in his entire career. Its always desperation time due to injuries if he’s playing as a receiver, and of the half dozen times something was thrown his way I think he caught one of them.

    Special teams ace yes, receiver no.

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