Posts Tagged ‘UDFA’

2017 Patriots Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko 

The Patriots began Thursday’s draft with just 65 players on their current roster and 6 draft picks. NFL off-season rules allow teams to roster up to 90 players in order to facilitate mini-camps, training camps, and off-season programs, this means the Patriots are projected to sign a large and deep UDFA class immediately after the draft. At least 1-2 undrafted players make New England’s roster each year and contribute immediately, making this process another very important roster building tool. Stay tuned to this post to track of all the Patriots signings and breakdowns of those players who will be joining them.

Patriots sign coveted UDFA Mark Harrison

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Mark Harrison NFL Draft

Mark Harrison is the newest member of the Patriots from Greg Schiano’s 2009 recruiting class at Rutgers.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

You can never have too many Rutgers players seems to be the theme of this off-season in Foxboro. Just when it looked like the Patriots were done adding former Scarlet Knights to the roster Bill Belichick strikes again, this time adding WR Mark Harrison to the roster. Harrison was a projected mid-round draft pick, but landed with the Patriots due to circumstances outside his control.

Let’s learn more about Mark Harrison the player.


Breaking: Patriots to Sign Jeff Demps

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Jeff Demps is the newest and fastest New England Patriot weapon.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

According to multiple sources the Patriots are on the verge of signing 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist and former Florida Gator RB/WR Jeff Demps to a contract. Demps who was widely regarded as the fastest player in college football, will impact the Patriots special teams and kick return units immediately.


Patriots Practice Squad Possibilities for 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Running Back Brandon Bolden

Undrafted Running Back Brandon Bolden is a prime candidate for the Patriots practice squad. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots enter the season well-stocked with talent; unfortunately, only 53 of their players are eligible to make the opening day roster. A number of the players on roster are eligible for the practice squad, however, in what is expected to be a cutthroat competition.

This article will examine the players most deserving of practice squad spots, along with other practice-squad eligible players who may be able to oust some of the competition for a space.


NEPD Mailbag: UDFA Edition

Friday, May 11th, 2012

What are Forston's chances to make the 53 man roster this fall?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

I’m not going to lie to you guys, somehow the fact that I write a mailbag column every Friday completely spaced my mind this week.

It’s a product of the offseason and how much I’m currently concentrating on the 2013 draft class, but that’s no excuse.

Luckily, I got one very good question on the Patriots undrafted free agents.


2012 Patriots Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The Patriots Signed the Talented Marcus Forston as an UDFA


The Patriots usually focus on quality and system fit when sifting through the undrafted free agent market and not just pure quantity like some teams. With a deep roster the Patriots can be very selective.  The team signed a couple of high upside players so far and more signings are expected. To see the full list of players with a breakdown of each player continue to read on here.


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