At this point on the NFL calender, news is really slow across the league. There isn’t much going on in terms of big player signings, so that is why teams signing small free agents who probably won’t make the team, is news for us.
The New England Patriots made a back-end roster move on Monday involving two players with New England college football ties, signing former New Hampshire tight end Kyle Auffray and releasing Maine receiver Derrick Johnson.
I don’t know much about Auffray, so I honesty can’t tell you what his chances are of making the final roster. But I wouldn’t bet too much money on him making the team. The Pats already have a few undrafted tight ends in the fold, and I am pretty excited about what they could possibly bring to the table (Justin Jones, Asa Watson). In addition to this, it has been reported that Rob Gronkowski is progressing well, which decreases the need for more tight ends.
However one interesting thing to note about Auffray, is he was a dual-threat at New Hampshire.
Kyle Auffray played tight end and punter at UNH. That’s a dual threat you don’t see too often.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) June 9, 2014