New England’s leading wide receiver will return in 2022.
James Meyers signed a limited-access contract as a free agent, the team announced Thursday.
Meyers became rookie quarterback Mac Jones‘ top target in 2021, a season in which New England transitioned to ground offense and finished with the NFL’s eighth-best offense. Jones surprised many with his performance, helping the Patriots to a casual finish in the top half of the league, but he did so without a star receiver in the roster.
Regardless of. Meyers led the Patriots with 83 receptions for 866 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a passing offense that also Kendrick Bourne overcome 800 receiving yards and record five touchdowns.
Meyers becomes the second undrafted wide receiver to sign a free agent on Monday, joining Green Bay. Allen Lazard. He will return to attack the Patriots, who welcome a new face in DeVante Parker to the reception building in 2022.
The team also announced the signing of former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey, originally reported on Wednesday, and that it has agreed to 2022 fourth-round rookie running back Pierre Strong.
The list is moving
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- Atlanta Falcons signed defensive lineman Jalen Dalton and offensive lineman Jonottan Harrison to one-year contracts and released running back Jeremy McNichols and wide receiver Austin Trammell.
- Cleveland Browns signed fourth-round kicker Cade Yorke as a rookie.
- Houston Texans abandoned running back Scotty Phillips.
- Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Tyler Huntley suffered from shoulder tendinitis and pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson had a sprained ankle, coach John Harbaugh told reporters.
- Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward left mini-camp practice early and coaches saw his lower left leg being inspected. Coach Kevin Stefansky had no update on Ward’s post-workout status.
- Dallas Cowboys Cornerman Kelvin Joseph missed the end of mini-camp with a “minor” injury, but is expected to be ready for training camp, according to coach Mike McCarthy.