It’s raining receivers for the New England Patriots.
KPRC 2’s Aaron Wilson reported on Friday that the Patriots are signing undrafted rookie wide receiver T.J. Luther to their practice squad.
It’s a necessary addition given the injuries the team has dealt with at the position. Second-year wideout Tyquan Thornton was recently placed on injured reserve for a shoulder injury, while veteran DeVante Parker has missed multiple practices.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 1, 2023
Luther initially signed with the New York Jets and failed to make the 53-man roster. In his final season at Gardner-Webb, he closed out his collegiate career with 63 catches for 1,166 yards and eight touchdowns.
He worked in a bit on special teams with the Jets, which is always a plus in the eyes of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Being versatile would increase his chances of sticking around in New England.