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Jalen Reagor is signed to the 53-man roster - becomes 7th signed receiver on the team

Because the Patriots had an open spot on their 53-man roster after Malik Cunningham was waived earlier this week, there was a lot of debate regarding who would be signed from the practice squad or free agency to complete the roster.

The assumption primarily rested on Trey Flowers, who had recently been taken off the PUP list and needed to be activated this week to be eligible to play this season. That hope was cut short when he, too, was released this week, allowing another player to be elevated instead.

That's when it was announced that former first-round pick Jalen Reagor would be making the move.

He was an intriguing signing when he was added to the practice squad, mainly because he had been touted as a first-round talent but hadn't lived up to the implications of that during his stints with the Eagles and Vikings. But he has been quietly impressing Belichick and other coaches over the last several weeks, and after being elevated for the Week 7 matchup with the Bills, Reagor played his most snaps of the season.

Since the receiving corps has been the most criticized group on the team, Reagor's presence adds an exciting element to what looked like a well-put-together offense last week. He becomes the seventh receiver signed to the team and seems poised as a consistent contributor on offense moving forward.