Pats add TE Rob Myers to practice squad
|11.03.09 at 12:30 pm ET|
FOXBORO — The Patriots added tight end Rob Myers to the practice squad Tuesday.
The 23-year-old out of Utah State was a rookie who originally signed with the New York Jets in April. He was waived by the Jets prior to the start of training camp, and then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in August. Myers spent two weeks on the Philadelphia practice squad after being waived by the Eagles prior to the start of the regular season.
He had a few calls and a few tryouts — including stops with Green Bay and Cleveland — but he made the trip to Foxboro over the weekend for a Monday tryout.
“I’m excited,” said the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder. “I’ve just been living back in Houston — I got released from Philly four weeks ago, so I’ve just been working out by myself and doing all that stuff. I had a couple of tryouts, so it’s finally nice to be somewhere.”
Myers had a promising collegiate career derailed because of injuries. He missed time in the 2006 and 2007 seasons with leg and groin injuries, respectively. He had a good junior season with 21 catches for 320 yards and three touchdowns, but his senior season was a washout because of a turf toe.
Projected as a receiver/H-back, Myers said he’d like to call himself a “well-rounded” tight end, but acknowledged he’s more of a threat as a pass-catcher than as a blocker.
“I would like to call myself well-rounded, but I guess if you had to put a label on it, I’d be more of a pass-catching,” Myers said. “But I’ve been gaining weight and working on my blocking and stuff like that. I want to be a well-rounded tight end in this league.”
To make room for Myers, the Patriots placed tight end Robbie Agnone on practice squad/injured with a shoulder injury. Agnone was originally signed as a rookie free agent out of Delaware by the Washington Redskins on April 30. He was waived by Washington during their final cuts.
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