Patriots claim Malcolm Perry

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s father coached at the Naval Academy and has expressed his fondness for the school and players from it many times over the years, so it’s no surprise to see New England add Malcolm Perry off of waivers on Wednesday.

Perry checks another box — versatility — that has been popular with Belichick as well. He played quarterback at Navy, but transitioned to play wide receiver and running back with the Dolphins after they drafted him in the seventh round in 2020.

Perry played nine games as a rookie and caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in Miami. He also ran three times for five yards and saw action on special teams during his rookie season.

The Patriots will have to drop someone from their initial 53-man roster to make space for Perry in New England.

11 responses to “Patriots claim Malcolm Perry

  1. I hated this move by Miami. He will end up being the next Edelman or Welker for Pats. Miami will regret letting him go.

  2. Good move for the Pats. Perry’s a nice player; can do a lot of different things. If he continues to develop and can make it onto the field, Josh McDaniels will have fun moving him around the field in different positions.

  3. The Gears never stop turning in Bill Belichick’s head.
    You get a potential Wes Welker 2.0 and an emergency backup qb

  4. TheCakeIsALie says:
    September 1, 2021 at 8:31 pm
    The search for Matthew Slater’s successor begins.

    A leader who can play multiple positions? That is an interesting thought.

  5. I honestly know absolutely nothing about the kid…. But I do like the versatility he supposedly brings with him…being a former QB should only help him at understanding routes & timing patterns as a receiver & allow the possibility of some trick plays like Edelman & Meyers….. another multi tool for the Pats to groom & incorporate into the offense…Pats now need to focus on putting some true talent out there to side in Mac’s development, hopefully this kid can surprise us all!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  6. Just like Kahala Warring. Doesn’t cost anything to pick him up on waivers, see what he can do in practice and then decide if he’s worth keeping or not. I’d be surprised if he sticks long term just because his skillset seems redundant with JJ Taylor and Gunner and I can’t see him playing over those guys.

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