The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive depth on Sunday, signing undrafted rookie free agent Derrick Johnson.
Johnson, who played wide receiver at the University of Maine, was not selected during the draft after turning in a 60 catch campaign this past season. He also hauled in a pair of touchdowns.
New England now has 11 receivers under contract, but none perhaps as fast as Johnson.
The ex-Blackbear is an absolute burner. Johsnon’s 40 time checks in just around 4.3. His speed will be valuable, as it’s a hot commodity across the league, if he makes the squad.
The speedster checks in at 5-foot-10 and weighs 186 pounds.
The Patriots also have second year pass-catchers Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce looking to make an impact. They selected Michigan product Jeremy Gallon in the seventh round of this year’s draft as well.