New England Patriots sign 10 players on futures, including two kickers and a quarterback
Bill Belichick does a little cleaning on Monday afternoon.
Ten players signed forward contracts – all of them finished the season on the practice squad – including kickers Justin Rohrwasser and Roberto Aguayo. With Nick folk in the direction of free agency, the Patriots have a pair of contingency plans on the 2021 roster. They keep 6-foot-7 quarterback Jake Dolegala in the fold, and fans may recognize Isaiah Zuber’s name as well, as the wide receiver has been raised four times this season.
Here’s the full roster of the Patriots with new contracts:
K Roberto Aguayo
QB Jake Dolegala
DT Bill Murray
K Justin Rohrwasser
CB D’Angelo Ross
WR Devin Smith
DT Nick Thurman
WR Kristian Wilkerson
WR Isaiah Zuber
He’ll be curious to see what the Patriots do to the kicker in 2021.
Nick Folk was dynamite – he scored 26 of 28 field goals, including a pair of assists – but Belichick was clearly looking to rejuvenate in that position when he drafted Rohrwasser last spring. At 36, Folk has no plans to retire.
“I feel like I’m hitting pretty well. So there’s no idea in me that wants to stop, ”Folk said in December. ” I like this. I love guys, I love my teammates to play football. This is very fun. I like to kick. So I want to keep going, I want to keep playing. It’s been a great year to end our last two weeks on a good note here and you know, getting a few more wins under our belt. And then hey, we’ll take care of it when the time comes. But I guess I want to keep playing. I still have a lot of leg in me.
“I got pretty good at the end of my career, towards the end, just caring about the next kick without caring about what happened in the past. It’s done, I can’t change it, nor what will happen in the future. The only thing you can worry about is the next kick whenever it comes, whether it’s an extra point or a field placement. It’s kind of my state of mind all year round. The following is the only one.