Patriots reportedly signal huge receiver Jalen Hurd, former Navy captain to fill out 90-man roster


Jalen Hurd was a former third-round decide by the 49ers, however has not taken a snap within the NFL because of accidents.

In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) celebrates after scoring against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Hurd went down with a knee injury that likely will sideline him for the season. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, that he believes the injury Hurd suffered the previous day in practice is a torn ACL that would be a season-ending injury.
Jalen Hurd has been sidetracked by accidents all through his NFL profession. (AP Photograph/Josie Lepe, File)

With the beginning of coaching camp proper across the nook, the Patriots stuffed out the ultimate two spots on their 90-man roster on Monday.

According to The Score’s Jordan Schultz, the Patriots signed huge receiver Jalen Hurd, a former third-round decide whose profession has been derailed by accidents.

Hurd, a 6-foot-5 wideout who was taken 67th general within the 2019 NFL Draft by the 49ers, has not performed a single snap within the NFL.

After lacking his rookie marketing campaign because of a again harm, Hurd suffered a torn ACL in coaching camp again in 2020 that ended his marketing campaign for a second-straight 12 months. In 2021, one other knee harm landed him on injured reserve earlier than ultimately getting launched by San Francisco that November.

Hurd didn’t play through the 2022 season, with the dynamic collegiate playmaker in search of a clear slate in New England. It stays to be seen if the 27-year-old Hurd can stay on the sector, however he does give the Patriots each dimension and yards-after-catch capabilities in what’s already a crowded receiver room.

As soon as a bruising operating again at Tennessee who rushed for 20 touchdowns over 33 video games with the Volunteers, Hurd transferred to Baylor in 2018 and transformed to huge receiver. In his lone season with the Bears, Hurd caught 69 balls for 946 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Patriots, who as soon as hosted Hurd for a pre-draft go to in 2019, may see if Hurd slots in again at his pure place at operating again, given the necessity for reinforcements behind Rhamondre Stevenson.

Together with Hurd’s reported signing, the Patriots additionally introduced Monday that they signed former Navy linebacker Diego Fagot forward of camp.

Fagot (pronounced fuh-GO), signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a rookie free agent in Might 2022 earlier than being launched that August. He was a three-year starter at Navy and was named a senior captain in 2021.

The 25-year-old linebacker recorded 282 tackles in 47 video games (35 begins) for the Midshipmen. Fagot is anticipated to function linebacker depth on the roster throughout coaching camp.

It comes as little shock that Invoice Belichick and the Patriots worth a soccer participant popping out of the Naval Academy. The Patriots have already got a Midshipman on the roster in lengthy snapper Joe Cardona, whereas Belichick’s father, Steve, was a longtime coach and scout at Navy.