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New England Patriots News: Myron Pryor and James Develin


The New England Patriots have reportedly added a second fullback to their practice squad of currently eight members in former Cincinnati Bengals FB James Develin.

A converted fullback, Develin was once a star defensive lineman for Brown University in his college ball days, as well as a former UFL player for Florida. He was cut this weekend by the Bengals, visited the Patriots, and he might be the newest Pat on the team.

The 6’3″, 251 pound fullback has not been officially signed, but he has moved into a locker with the Pats and was greeted by VP of Media Relations Stacey James. So yeah, chalk up Develin as another practice squad guy.

The Boston Herald is reporting that defensive tackle Myron Pryor is recovering from a torn pectoral that is the reason for his absence this offseason, leading to the 26-year-old DL being placed on the PUP.

The former Kentucky Wildcats star can return after Week 6, and the Herald notes that the injury happened some time ago and that Pryor is well on the road to recovery. He provides good value as a pass rusher, as you can certainly find a worse 5th DT out there in the league.  He appeared in two games last season before ending up on the injured reserve due to a back injury that also bothered him the year before. Pryor is a solid backup, and it stinks to see that he is still struggling with injuries.

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