Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during the first half of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign TE Kyle Auffray, Cut WR Derrick Johnson

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.

From Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the Pats signed tight end Kyle Auffray yesterday, while releasing wide receiver Derrick Johnson.

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.

 

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