The New England Patriots are able to build their practice squad today at 1:00 PM EST. Here are the practice squad rules and some possible targets. The Patriots would love to flesh out their practice squad with players that joined them the whole summer:
Hamilton, Harper, Grugier-Hill, Gaffney, LeBlanc, Barker, D. Roberts, Lucien, Grissom, R. Johnson among those with lockers still set up.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) September 4, 2016
Unfortunately, this won’t be the case.
The Bears have claimed CB Cre’Von LeBlanc, per the Herald’s Jeff Howe.
The Jets have claimed CB Darryl Roberts, per NESN’s Doug Kyed.
The Eagles have claimed LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, per NESN’s Doug Kyed.
Ex-Patriots who went unclaimed— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 4, 2016
Follow along for all updates throughout the day.
1:18 PM EST: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Patriots will add former Titans RB Bishop Sankey to the practice squad. Sankey was a 2nd round pick in 2014.
RB Bishop Sankey chose the #Patriots practice squad over 4 other teams. Pats' RB position is still pretty unsettled— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 4, 2016
1:20 PM EST: Patriots are bringing ED Rufus Johnson back to the practice squad, per his agent.
Check out our analysis of the Sankey and Johnson additions here.
1:41 PM EST: WR Chris Harper is joining the weak 49ers depth chart. With DeAndre Carter not likely to return, this means that Devin Lucien is the last practice squad eligible receiver that spent the summer with the Patriots.
3:20 PM EST: Patriots have signed OG Chris Barker to the practice squad, per NESN’s Doug Kyed.
4:01 PM EST: WEEI’s Chris Price notes that ED Geneo Grissom is at practice, so he likely is on the practice squad.
4:09 PM EST: According to Mike Reiss, the Patriots have added wide receiver Devin Street to their practice squad.
4:30 PM EST: WR Devin Lucien and DT Woodrow Hamilton were spotted at practice by ProJo’s Mark Daniels.
4:57 PM EST: Multiple reports that OT Clay DeBord has joined the Patriots practice squad.
06/09: According to Doug Kyed, the Patriots have signed defensive backs Mike Hilton and Vinnie Sunseri to their practice squad.
The 10-man practice squad therefore looks as follows:
OG Chris Barker
OT Clay DeBord
ED Geneo Grissom (exception)
DT Woodrow Hamilton
DB Mike Hilton
ED Rufus Johnson
WR Devin Lucien
RB Bishop Sankey
WR Devin Street
SS Vinnie Sunseri
The Patriots have no more open spots left.