Patriots add running back to fill Jack Jones’ roster spot
Shortly after releasing cornerback Jack Jones on Monday, the New England Patriots filled his spot on the active roster. According to multiple reports, the team claimed running back Jamycal Hasty off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Hasty, 27, is in his fourth year in the NFL. Initially signed by the San Francisco 49ers as a UDFA out of Baylor, he spent his first two seasons with the Niners before being waived and claimed by the Jaguars after final roster cuts in 2022. The Jags waived Hasty on Saturday. Both the Texans and Colts also had put in claims on Hardy per NFL insider Ari Meirov, but the Patriots had higher priority.
Before being waived Hasty appeared in three games for the Jaguars this year, playing a total of 20 snaps between offense and special teams. That’s after he had a more regular role last year. In his first full 17-game season in the NFL, the 5-foot-8, 205-pound running back carried the ball 46 times for 194 yards and two touchdowns, while adding another 20 catches for 126 yards and an additional score.
Now in New England Hasty joins a Patriots’ running back room with Rhamondre Stevenson, Ezekiel Elliott, and Ty Montgomery. The team also has running backs Kevin Harris and Patrick Taylor on the practice squad.
Unlike Stevenson and Elliott who are primarily early-down backs, Hasty’s skill set is more of a third-down back if he ends up playing on offense. He’ll likely also end up playing some special teams, like Montgomery.
With this move, the Patriots’ roster is once again full with 53 players on the active roster and 16 on the practice squad.