The Patriots signed quarterback Will Grier off of the Bengals’ follow squad Thursday, based on a supply.
In a corresponding transfer, the Patriots are inserting cornerback Marcus Jones on injured reserve with a torn labrum, based on a supply. He’s pressured to overlook not less than 4 video games.
Grier was chosen within the third spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Panthers out of West Virginia. He spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the Cowboys — who the Patriots play in Week 4 — earlier than being reduce in August. He signed to the Bengals’ follow squad after clearing waivers. He joins Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe on the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
Jones suffered his harm within the first half of Sunday’s Week 2 loss to the Dolphins. The staff is left with cornerbacks Christian Gonzalez, Jonathan Jones, Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade and Ameer Speed on their 53-man roster and William Hooper, Breon Borders and Azizi Hearn on their follow squad.
Grier, 28, is 0-2 in his profession as a starter. He’s accomplished 28-of-52 passes for 228 yards with 4 interceptions in two video games again in 2019. He additionally carried the ball seven instances for 22 yards.
In the preseason this summer season, Grier was 64-of-84 for 640 yards with 4 touchdowns and two interceptions. He was crushed out by Cooper Rush for the Cowboys’ backup job. The Cowboys additionally traded for ex-49ers first-round decide Trey Lance to fill out their QB room.
Jones began the Patriots’ Week 2 loss to the Dolphins with Jonathan Jones out. Marcus Jones joins Jack Jones, one other potential beginning cornerback, on injured reserve.
The Patriots started the season with quarterback Matt Corral, one other former Panthers third-round decide, on their 53-man roster. He was first positioned on the exempt/left squad record earlier than being waived. The Patriots initially deliberate to signal him to their follow squad Wednesday earlier than plans modified.
Grier have to be on the Patriots’ roster or paid for 3 weeks since he was signed off of a follow squad, per NFL guidelines.