The New England Patriots have announced on Thursday, October 12, that the team have officially inked tight end Will Tye and linebacker Trevor Reilly to its practice squad. In a parallel progress, the the defending Super Bowl champions have cut safety Alex Carter and listed offensive lineman Cole Toner on the practice squad injured reserve (IR) list.
Reilly is a familiar professional American football player around these parts as he has had a previous stint with the New England’s practice squad back in the 2016 NFL season prior to his eventual signing with the Miami Dolphins back in December. He has played in a couple of games for the AFC East nemesis. The linebacker is a former seventh-rounder of the New York Jets in 2014 NFL Draft and has a stint in a total of 31 contests with 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
Reilly also played a role on special teams completing a total of 22 tackles in that department as well.
Tye, in the other side of the field, is an interesting inclusion to the Patriots given the health issues of the superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski and the uselessness of Dwayne Allen.
Tye is also most recognizable as a former New York Giant whom he played for for a couple of regular seasons. Back in 2016, the tight end caught 48 balls for 395 yards and a touchdown on 70 total targets.
After being waived by the New York Giants in early September during the final 53-man roster cuts, he stayed in the Empire State City being claimed by the the Jets and played for them in the 2017 NFL preseason regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills. His short stint with his new organization didn’t last long as he was cut on October 3rd.
The New England Patriots are prepping up for the Week 6 games of the 2017 NFL regular season against the New York Jets.