Report: Patriots add former first-round WR to observe squad


The Patriots now have a full 16-player observe squad in place after reportedly signing Reagor.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Reagor before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, in Seattle.
Jalen Reagor has struggled to provide up within the NFL ranks during the last three seasons. (AP Photograph/Gregory Bull)

The Patriots have reportedly crammed the ultimate vacant spot on their observe squad with extra wide-receiver depth.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots added former 2020 first-round decide Jalen Reagor on Thursday, with the previous Viking and Eagle taking up the sixteenth and last spot on New England’s observe grouping.

The 24-year-old Reagor lately cleared waivers after being minimize by the Vikings on the finish of their preseason slate.

Initially drafted twenty first total by the Eagles after a formidable profession at TCU, Reagor’s explosive skillset has but to translate up on the NFL ranks.

Throughout his two seasons in Philadelphia, Reagor caught 64 passes for 695 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles chosen Reagor a decide earlier than the Vikings chosen star wideout Justin Jefferson with the twenty second total decide within the 2020 draft.

After lackluster returns in Philadelphia, the 5-foot-11 Reagor was traded to the Vikings in August 2022 in trade for a 2023 seventh-round decide in addition to a 2024 conditional fourth-round decide.

Reagor as soon as once more struggled to make a lot of an impression in Minnesota, reeling in simply eight catches for 104 yards and one landing over 17 video games.

New England will attempt to get extra out of Reagor, who stays an explosive expertise regardless of his lack of tangible manufacturing towards professional competitors.

That being stated, he nonetheless has an uphill climb when it comes leapfrogging his approach up the depth chart with DeVante Parker, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kendrick Bourne, Demario Douglas, and Kayshon Boutte forward of him.

Second-year wideout Tyquan Thornton is presently on injured reserve, however may return to the energetic roster beginning with Week 5.

With Reagor now signed, listed below are the 16 gamers on the Patriots’ observe squad, as of Thursday evening. 

QB Bailey Zappe
QB/WR Mailk Cunningham
WR Thyrick Pitts
OL Andrew Stueber
OL James Ferentz
S Joshuah Bledsoe
P Corliss Waitman
OL Kody Russey
LB Calvin Munson
LB Joe Giles-Harris
RB Ty Montgomery
TE Matt Sokol
RB Kevin Harris
LB Ronnie Perkins
TE Pharaoh Brown
WR Jalen Reagor