OTA’s began for the New England Patriots yesterday, and according to Mike Reiss, they signed two undrafted free agents to fill out the rest of their roster.
The Patriots announced the signings of rookie wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins on Tuesday.
Will these two guys make the final roster? Probably not. But it is always nice to have fresh bodies to compete in these offseason programs, not only to give the starters some extra work, but to possibly gain some knowledge on the rookies, and bring them back later in the year.
Adding these two guys could also be related to Aaron Dobson missing these camps.
The addition of Van Hooser and Wiggins could be tied to second-year receiver Aaron Dobson not being ready for organized team activities, which was expected after he underwent surgery in February for a stress fracture in his left foot, as more depth was sought at the position.
It isn’t a good sign that Dobson is missing these activities, but I am really hoping that he will be able to bring that vertical element that has been missing from this Pats offense. He showed flashes of it in 2013, now he just needs to stay healthy, and put everything together.