Patriots Reportedly Signing Notable Veteran Wide Receiver
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The New England Patriots are adding another notable name to their receiving corps ahead of the start of the season against the Miami Dolphins.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots are signing free agent wide receiver Lacon Treadwell to their practice squad.
Treadwell was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last Monday after re-signing with them in March.
2021 was indeed a career-long year for Treadwell, with 33 receptions for 434 yards and a touchdown.
He played some of the best games of his career last season, including his first game to achieve more than 60.
His best game was against the same team that signed him - the Patriots.
Treadwell had six catches for 87 yards—both career-highs—in a blistering loss during Week 17.
Lacon Treadwell was the number 23 overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2016 NFL Draft.
But in four seasons, the impact Treadwell was making on the field was minimal.
Treadwell had 65 receptions for 701 yards and two touchdowns in 53 games, becoming a free agent after the 2019 season.
The former Ole Miss wide receiver spent the 2020 season with the Atlanta Falcons but was limited to just five games, spending most of the year on his practice squad.
The Jacksonville Jaguars initially gave Treadwell the same treatment.
But by mid-season, injuries and poor play across the team forced him into the starting lineup.
Will Lacon Treadwell find new life in New England?