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New England Patriots add Kerry Taylor to practice squad

Per Jeff Howe, the New England Patriots have signed wide receiver Kerry Taylor to their practice squad ending the speculation directed towards the guy wearing the No. 19 jersey who was practicing with the team.

Taylor’s addition to the practice squad comes as no surprise, as he was on the Pats practice squad in the past and was claimed by the team on the 27th of August from the Minnesota Vikings. Speaking of signing Vikes players, the team also signed running back Lex Hilliard yesterday.

In any case, Taylor was likely penciled in for a role on the practice squad after the Pats took the time to pick him up shortly after releasing veterans Jabar Gaffney and Donte’ Stallworth.

The 23-year-old starred as a senior for the Arizona State Sun Devils as a quality possession receiver who helped the team move the chains. Taylor, a former Green Bay Packers preseason standout, has some potential and deserved to make the Patriots practice squad. It will be interesting to see how things develop for him the second time around after being signed a short time ago.

This is a solid addition for the Patriots, and it confirms the purpose of claiming him off of waivers from the Vikings. He is definitely not 53-man roster material, but Taylor did perform well last year with the Packers before being cut due to a high amount of depth at the position.

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