The Patriots are anticipated to signal broad receiver Donte Moncrief off the observe squad, and to the 53-man roster forward of Sunday’s recreation with the Chargers, per NESN.com.
Moncrief who had been added to the observe squad a month in the past, performed within the final two video games as a short lived elevation.
He caught one cross for 15-yards, and returned two kicks for 75 yards, together with a 53-yarder in Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Cardinals.
Moncrief, who’s 6-foot-2, 216 kilos, joins Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd, N’Keal Harry, Isaiah Ford and Gunner Olszewski on the Patriots’ broad receiver depth chart. The Patriots even have Isaiah Zuber and Kristian Wilkerson on their observe squad. Julian Edelman is on injured reserve.
With Meyers and Byrd firmly established as favourite targets of Cam Newton, Moncrief will doubtless battle it out for reps with N’Keal Harry, who has been a disappointment to this point.
“Donte has had an actual good angle since he acquired right here,” Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick stated of Moncrief Thursday. “He’s needed to be taught some various things offensively, each terminology and a few route ideas and so forth, however he’s finished an excellent job of that. He’s proven his good operating expertise and good athleticism and good arms.
“So, these are good qualities for a kickoff returner. He’s acquired good measurement and velocity and toughness and runs exhausting. We thought we’d give him a glance again there. He did a pleasant job. He ran by way of an arm deal with and confirmed good potential to rise up to the second stage and ran previous the kicker and had an enormous return for us.
“So, he’s proven these issues in observe however not in lots of stay alternatives, however these carried over into the sport. So, that’s an excellent factor, so he’ll hopefully proceed to realize confidence in that position. He’s embraced it and he actually helped our group final week with it.”