Patriots swap practice squad wide receivers in latest roster shuffle
The New England Patriots continue to retool their wide receiver depth chart just ahead of Week 1.
In the latest of a busy set of moves after naming their initial 53-man roster, the Patriots are signing rookie wide receiver T.J. Luther to their practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston. As a corresponding move, they are releasing WR Thyrick Pitts from the practice squad, according to Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald.
Luther, 23, had previously spent the 2023 off-season with the New York Jets, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. Pitts signed with the Patriots’ practice squad after previously spending most of training camp with New England.
The move comes after the Pats on Thursday signed 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor, who was last with the Minnesota Vikings. Ty Montgomery is also listed as a wide receiver on the Patriots’ official practice squad roster.
Tyquan Thornton is the only Patriots receiver to be placed on injured reserve after the team finalized the initial 53-man roster. Entering Week 1, the Patriots’ wide receivers on the main roster are Kendrick Bourne, DeVante Parker, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and rookies Kayshon Boutte and Demario Douglas.
Montgomery, Reagor, and Luther will be candidates for elevation to the main roster for the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, along with the rest of the practice squad.
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