The New England Patriots are adding another wide receiver to the mix this training camp, with the team reportedly agreeing to terms with wideout Josh Hammond, according to PFF’s Doug Kyed.
The #Patriots are signing ex-Eagles and Jaguars WR Josh Hammond after a workout today, per source.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) July 28, 2022
The Patriots’ signing of Hammond comes two days after the 24-year-old was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles.
An undrafted talent out of Florida, Hammond spent the majority of the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and was on the Jags’ practice squad for almost the entirety of his Jacksonville tenure. Hammond did draw into two regular-season contests towards the end of the 2021 season, but failed to record a catch (or even a target) in either contest.
Hammond was a notable preseason presence for the Jags last year, however, with 12 catches for 124 yards, including a preseason-best 33-yard grab, in three games played.
Prior to his time in Jacksonville, Hammond was a four-year talent with the Florida Gators, and tallied 87 catches for 1,138 receiving yards and six scores in 49 games with the program.
Hammond joins a camp roster that already features Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Jakobi Meyers, DeVante Parker, and Tyquan Thornton as notables at the wideout position, as well as bubble threats like Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Tre Nixon, Malcolm Perry, and Kristian Wilkerson.