The New England Patriots proved once again they’re predictably unpredictable.
The Patriots re-signed running back Tyler Gaffney just three days after releasing him, the team announced Thursday. Gaffney has spent his first two NFL seasons on injured reserve with leg injuries.
Gaffney was drafted 204th overall in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, who waived him after he tore his left lateral meniscus early in training camp. The Patriots claimed him off waivers and stored him on their roster until placing him on injured reserve before the 2014 regular season began. Gaffney suffered another season-ending injury last summer.
Gaffney was set to make $600,000 this season before being released. It’s possible the Patriots signed him to a lesser contract.
He re-joins Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Bolden, James White, Donald Brown and Joey Iosefa on the Patriots’ running back depth chart.
Thumbnail photo via Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Images
January 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal running back Tyler Gaffney (25) runs the ball against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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