As we slowly inch our way towards football starting up again, the New England Patriots are closing in on a full roster. According to Mike Reiss, the Pats have brought in two more undrafted free agents, which puts their roster at 89 players.
The New England Patriots continued to fill out their roster Monday by signing rookie free agents Malcolm Butler and Taylor McCuller.
The signings, coupled with the team confirming Sunday’s reported signing of Maine receiver Derrick Johnson, brings the Patriots’ roster to 89 players. Teams are allowed up to 90 players at this time.
Malcolm Butler is a cornerback from West Alabama, and Taylor McCuller is a linebacker who played at West Texas A&M. Linebacker is still an area where New England could use some depth, and even though McCuller may not make the final roster, it is always good to bring in young guys for competition in camp.
As for Butler, he is being inserted into a position that is absolutely loaded for the Patriots. In my opinion, they have the best group of cornerback in the NFL, which will make life extremely difficult for Butler.
In other news, the first two picks of the draft are the only picks that have yet to sign with the team. However Mike Reiss once again comes through, saying that this shouldn’t be an issue going forward.