7 things to know about the 7 Patriots free agent signings


The Patriots have been comparatively quiet in free company in the course of the NFL offseason, however have nonetheless managed to make a couple of additions to the workforce’s roster.

Here’s a fast take a look at the reported signings up to now, in addition to slightly extra details about every participant:

Beau Allen

New England reportedly signed Allen, a 28-year-old defensive deal with, to a two-year deal value $eight million.

What’s notable about Allen is his versatility (a trait that Bill Belichick will worth). He was used on particular groups by each of his former groups (the Eagles and Buccaneers), and even performed a couple of snaps at fullback for Philadelphia in 2016.

Damiere Byrd

The 27-year-old huge receiver reportedly agreed to a one-year deal.

When Byrd was getting ready for the draft in 2015, he ran a 4.28 40-yard sprint on grass (which usually produces slower instances). With the reported departure of Phillip Dorsett, the Patriots might have discovered a alternative deep risk.

Brandon Copeland

After spending his final two seasons with the Jets, Copeland, 28, has signed a one-year contract per a report from Jim McBride of The Boston Globe.

Copeland, who attended the University of Pennsylvania, is a participant of above common intelligence. In 2018, he co-taught a monetary literacy course at Penn referred to as “Life 101.”

Cody Davis

The Patriots signed Davis, a 30-year-old security, in accordance with his agent, Jordan Woy.

Mostly a particular groups participant, Davis additionally as soon as appeared on a star version of “The Price is Right,” profitable $5,000 for charity.

Brian Hoyer

A well-known face given his two earlier stints with the workforce, the Patriots reportedly introduced the 34-year-old Hoyer again on a one-year contract for slightly greater than $1 million.

Hoyer has been minimize by the Patriots twice since first signing in New England as an undrafted free agent in 2009. After he was launched for the primary time in 2012, he briefly practiced with highschool gamers at St. Ignatius High School (the place he’d performed a decade earlier than) previous to rejoining the NFL ranks.

Adrian Phillips

Phillips, 27, joins the Patriots on what’s reportedly a two-year take care of $3.5 million in assured cash.

On prime of being named a first-team All-Pro in 2018 for particular groups, Phillips has recorded a mixed 18 tackles in his final two video games in opposition to the Patriots.

Danny Vitale

The 30-year-old fullback reportedly signed a one-year take care of a $1.Three million base wage.

Vitale offers the Patriots an alternative choice at fullback after the workforce needed to improvise on the place as a result of accidents in 2019. He does have capability to contribute within the passing sport, catching seven passes for 97 yards final season with the Packers.