How Patriots could fill 4 open roster spots


Following eight players opting out and several players being added, the Patriots still have four open roster spots to get back to 80 players.

Two of them could be taken in relative short order.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, if everything goes well with physicals and COVID-19 testing, the Patriots will be adding tight end Jordan Leggett and defensive tackle Darius Kilgo. Both were recently in for visits.

Leggett was a fifth-round pick by the Jets in the 2015 draft. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2017 during the preseason, played in 15 games in 2018 and then last year was on and off Tampa Bay's practice squad. Meanwhile, Kilgo is familiar to the organization as he's spent some time on the practice squad.

Tight end and defensive tackle were two of the thinnest positions on the roster, so these signings make a good amount of sense.

As for the other two open spots, it's unclear what the team has planned.