Patriots Sign ‘Forgotten’ Former Florida WR

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The roster and depth chart for the New England Patriots are still being adjusted.

We can add a new name and face to the mix regarding the wide receiver position

 but we don't yet know which faces will make up the team's 53-man roster.

According to Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus, the Patriots signed former Florida Gators wide receiver and Jacksonville Jaguars practise squad member Josh Hammond.

When Hammond, who will turn 24 on July 24, wasn't picked in the 2020 NFL Draft, he became an undrafted free agent and joined the league.

The 6-foot-tall, 184-pound receiver has only appeared on 15 NFL plays (all with the Jaguars this past season).

Two of the 15 snaps that Hammond has played have been on special teams, and he has yet to record a reception or target.

On July 28, though, the Patriots got a good enough look at Hammond during a practise to decide to sign him.

In college, Hammond's Gators teammates Van Jefferson, Tyrie Cleveland, and Freddie Swain frequently stole the show.

 All three men, Swain (Seahawks), Cleveland (Broncos), and Jefferson (Rams), are listed on NFL rosters.

Hammond was referred to by Andrew DiCecco of the Pro Football Network as the "forgotten Florida receiver

because those three players with the Gators programme received more attention.

Hammond hauled in 87 passes for 1,138 yards and 6 touchdowns during his four years at Florida.

Hammond wants to leave a lasting impression with the Patriots. It won't be a simple task.