The New England Patriots worked out free-agent wide receiver Dres Anderson and linebacker Trevor Reilly on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday, when reporters were granted access to the team’s locker room, Reilly already had a locker with his name on it. NESN’s Doug Kyed reports Reilly will join the team’s practice squad.
The New York Jets selected Reilly, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound Utah product, in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jets released Reilly with an injury settlement on Sept. 6. New York initially released him from training camp and placed Reilly on injured reserve after he cleared waivers.
Reilly, 28, appeared in 14 games for the Jets in 2014, registering 8 tackles and 7 assists. In 15 games during the 2015 campaign, Reilly had 1 sack and 1 forced fumble along with 2 tackles, 2 assists.
The Patriots have struggled with health at the linebacker position this season. Jamie Collins has missed action with a hip injury. Shea McClellin was limited in practice yesterday with a concussion, as was rookie Elandon Roberts, bothered by an ankle injury.