Matt Corral isn’t the only significant name to sign up with the Patriots after cutdown day. Hrs after asserting the previous Panthers quarterback off waivers, New England has actually additionally authorized previous Eagles and also Vikings pass receiver Jalen Reagor to its technique team, per ESPN.
Reagor’s arrival accompanies the Patriots putting 2022 second-rounder Tyquan Thornton on hurt book, assuring the latter will certainly miss out on at the very least 4 video games while recouping from a shoulder concern. Thornton is mostly understood for his deep rate, which has actually additionally been among Reagor’s leading characteristics. Numerous of New England’s various other receivers, consisting of gets Demario Douglas and also Tre Nixon, are additionally fighting injuries, thinning the deepness graph behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and also Kendrick Bourne.
The 24-year-old Reagor is 3 years gotten rid of from going No. 21 total in the 2020 draft, when the Eagles infamously picked him one area prior to Vikings star Justin Jefferson. Traded to Minnesota before last period, Reagor completed behind Jefferson this summertime, attracting quick profession rate of interest prior to his launch as component of last lineup cuts.
Currently in New England, Reagor will certainly have a prompt opportunity to play his initial group, with the Patriots readied to hold the Eagles in Week 1. Groups can advertise practice-squad gamers to the energetic lineup as several as 3 times throughout the period.
Reagor blinked his big-play capability in a 2020 newbie period that saw him method 400 backyards for the Eagles. However he was additionally afflicted by decreases, balancing less than 10 backyards per catch the list below year. After his moving to Minnesota in a swap of draft choices, Reagor showed up in 17 ready the Vikings, manning punt-return responsibilities yet handling simply 8 catches on violation.