The New England Patriots are always trying to keep their emergency lists fresh, regularly bringing in free agents for workouts. Over the last week, this led to the team signing defensive edge John Simon to their active roster and linebacker Calvin Munson to the practice squad. Whether the latest group of free agents to be worked out will join them on the Patriots’ payroll remains to be seen. Let’s take a look at them (via ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss):
WR Reggie Davis
After going undrafted in 2017, Reggie Davis signed with Atlanta Falcons before ultimately joining the Cleveland Browns’ active roster for the first three weeks of the season – withoug appearing in a game, though. After getting his release, he re-joined Atlanta via its practice squad and later signed a futures contract with the team. The speedster, who has primarily been used as a slot receiver over the course of his career, failed to make the team again and was instead picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad. He was let go on September 20.
WR Damoun Patterson
Damoun Patterson also entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. The Youngstown State product was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and had a solid 2018 preseason: he caught a team-high nine passes for 112 yards and a touchdown, with the majority of his production coming in week one. However, he still failed to make the team’s 53-man roster after a toe injury led the Steelers to release him with an injury designation. One week later, he was let go off the injured reserve list and has been on the open market since.
RB Brandon Radcliff
Following a solid but unspectacular career at Louisville, Brandon Radcliff did not hear his name called on draft day. Instead, he joined the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent but was unable to carve out a role with the team. After a short stint with the Tennessee Titans, he joined the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad and signed a futures contract with the team after his rookie season. However, Radcliff failed to make the team’s roster this year and was let go during roster cuts.
OT Toby Weathersby
A 15-game starter at LSU, Toby Weathersby also went unselected during this year’s draft. The 6’6, 310 lbs lineman later joined the Philadelphia Eagles but was later waived with an injury designation. After starting the regular season on injured reserve, Weathersby was released off the list again last week. A solid run blocker who struggled with injuries his entire career, the 22-year old is a candidate to also be used at the guard position.