Patriots Make Sanu and Bethel Acquisitions Official, Release Safety and Tight Endby Sam Gordon October 23, 2019 0 comments
The New England Patriots have made their two midseason splashes official.
Per Zach Cox of NESN the team needed to open two roster spots and did releasing recently signed Eric Tomlinson and Jordan Richards.
The Patriots officially have released Eric Tomlinson and Jordan Richards to make room for Mohamed Sanu and Justin Bethel. They've also signed OL Aaron Monteiro to their practice squad.
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 23, 2019
Sanu, 30 is the upgrade at receiver the Patriots and their fans have wanted since the release of Antonio Brown just over a month ago.
With the Atlanta Falcons so far this season, he had 33 catches for 318 yards and a score.
Bethel is considered among experts, pundits, and coaches to be one of the elite special teams player in the NFL, with some considering him the best.
Richards ironically came over from the Falcons to begin his second stint with the Patriots after an abysmal start in Foxboro.
Tominlinson’s release could mean the health of Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo has improved.
The team takes on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at 4:15 p.m.