New England Patriots

A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • The Patriots added depth to their defensive line ahead of training camp on Tuesday, signing defensive tackle Jeremiah Pharms Jr. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the signing.

    Pharms most recently played for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the new USFL this past spring. He had 22 tackles and two sacks during the 10 game season.

  • Prior to his time in the USFL, Pharms played his first professional season in 2021 with the Wichita Force of the Champions Indoor Football League. He split is college ball between San Joaquin Delta College at the JUCO level, and then NAIA Friends University.

    Pharms joins a crowded defensive line group coming into training camp in New England. If he competes for a roster spot, it will likely be for a rotational interior pass rush role behind Christian Barmore. With this move, the Patriots now have 86 players on their 90-man roster.