New England Patriots safety Sergio Brown did play snaps for the team on defense last season, but he is clearly best suited for a special teams only type role and was unsurprisingly cut by the Pats. After all, you have to be versatile to be a Patriot and the team already has a multitude of solid special teams players.
In any case, Brown has found a new outfit in the Indianapolis Colts and has been claimed off of waivers by them. The 24-year-old has replaced Jermale Hines on the depth chart and is expected to be a big upgrade for the Colts special teams coverage, where he will likely play exclusively at. The Notre Dame product is a solid tackler, but he gets exposed in coverage.
The New England Patriots claimed wide receiver Kerry Taylor off of waivers from the Minnesota Vikings in something of a reunion for the wideout. This came after the Pats released veteran receivers Donte’ Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney. After the team released Deion Branch yesterday, it seemed like a young receiver like the claimed Taylor would have a shot at making the roster or, at least, the practice squad.
Taylor was also waived yesterday, but it seemed like he would make the practice squad. After all, the Patriots did take the time to claim him from the Vikes, so it was natural to think that there would be another spot waiting for him. That doesn’t appear to be so, per a tweet from Aaron Wilson. Taylor will not be on the Pats practice squad per a league source.
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