Oct 26, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at press conference at the Grosvenor House hotel ballroom. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Former SMU WR Jeremy Johnson

After releasing offensive lineman R.J. Mattes yesterday, the New England Patriots had one empty roster spot that would undoubtedly be filled in the coming days.

Bill Belichick and company didn’t wait long, as today it was reported that the team had signed form SMU wideout Jeremy Johnson.

Johnson will be given a fair shot at making the team (we assume), but I doubt he will make the final roster. He certainly has talent, and he was extremely productive at the collegiate level last year. He caught 112 balls, amassed 1,112 yards, and totaled six touchdowns in 2013. But I don’t think he has what it takes to become a productive player in the NFL.

The Patriots don’t have the best receiving corps in the league, but there is a lot of depth there, which will make it tough for Johnson to stand out. Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are solidified at the top of the depth chart, followed by the likes of Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell, and Kenbrell Thompkins.

The Pats were back on the field for OTA’s today, and the media had access on this particular outing. Stay tuned on Musket Fire today as we will pass along any information that the beat guys send out throughout the day.

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