Patriots sign Malik Gant, release Tyler Gaffney

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The Patriots signed free agent safety Malik Gant on Tuesday, the team announced. They released running back Tyler Gaffney in a corresponding move.

Gant, 24, entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019, signing with the Patriots out of Marshall. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve.

The Patriots released him last July.

Gaffney, 30, signed with New England on May 21. He had previous stints with the team in 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17.

Gaffney also has spent time with the Panthers, who made him a sixth-round choice in 2014, as well as the 49ers and Jaguars but has never played a regular-season game.

He played minor league baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system in 2018.

6 responses to “Patriots sign Malik Gant, release Tyler Gaffney

  1. Don’t know why Pats gave Gaffney yet another go. 5 “stints” and not one regular game.

  2. thurmanmerman99 says:
    August 10, 2021 at 8:21 pm
    Touchback6 and nhpats will call this the signing of the century


    Nah. Nhpats actually knows his stuff.

  3. thatravenguy says:
    August 11, 2021 at 12:57 pm
    must be sad knowing the dolphins and bills are atop this division now


    Not really. Its not like you and .i are players with a vested interest. Football is about entertainment to guys like us, and my team having a long road back is exciting. Believe it or not being top dog all the time gets boring. When the expectations are such that anything short of a Superbowl win is considered a fail then you watch the games just hoping nothimg goes wrong rather than rooting for a win.

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