The 2017 NFL Draft is over, but the work is just beginning for the New England Patriots, who still have to fill out their 90-man roster.
The Patriots came away from the draft with just four selections, picking defensive ends Derek Rivers and Deatrich Wise, as well as offensive tackles Antonio Garcia and Conor McDermott. They also acquired tight end James O’Shaughnessy from the Kansas City Chiefs, bringing their 90-man roster up to just 70 players.
What does that mean? They’ll be very active in the process of signing undrafted free agents. The Patriots have had a small class of rookie free agents over the past two seasons as veteran players have filled up the majority of their roster. New England was active signing high-quality free agents this offseason, but it hasn’t added much filler since the new NFL league year began.
Here’s how the Patriots’ 90-man roster looks after the draft. We’ll continue to fill in the positions as undrafted signings get reported.
*Unofficial undrafted free agent addition
RUNNING BACKS (7)
D. J. Foster
*LeShun Daniels Jr.,
WIDE RECEIVERS (9)
TIGHT ENDS (7)
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (16)
DEFENSIVE TACKLES (8)
DEFENSIVE ENDS (7)
Kyle Van Noy
SPECIAL TEAMS (3)
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