On a short week, the New England Patriots’ focus is lying primarily on getting ready for tonight’s opponent, the Indianapolis Colts. However, that does not mean that the team won’t take a look at some free agency to potentially bolster its roster further down the line. According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, this is exactly what the Patriots recently did by bringing in a pair of defenders:
LB Calvin Munson
Calvin Munson originally entered the NFL in 2017, when the New York Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent. The San Diego State product was not only able to make the team’s 53-man roster, he also carved out a role on defense and special teams: Munson appeared in 14 games during his rookie season and served as New York’s number three linebacker and a core special teamer. However, the 23-year old failed to build on his encouraging first year in the league and after a stint on the Giants’ practice squad to open the 2018 season was released.
DT David Parry
David Parry appeared in 35 games over the course of his three-year career. The former fifth-round draft pick was a two-year starter for the Colts but waived during 2017’s final roster cuts. The New Orleans Saints picked him up but shortly afterwards placed the 6’2, 320 lbs defensive tackle on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. During his stint on IR, Parry served a four-game suspension stemming from a guilty plea for disorderly conduct and attempted unlawful means of transportation. The Saints did not re-sign him and Parry joined the Minnesota Vikings for whom he appeared in two games this season as a rotational defensive tackle. He registered two tackles and a sack but was let go two weeks ago.