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Patriots sign former Broncos WR Bennie Fowler

Bennie Fowler

The New England Patriots continue to shore up their wide receiver corps. After working out and signing former Cleveland Browns wideout Corey Coleman, the Pats have followed that move up by inking Bennie Fowler to a contract, per Field Yates of ESPN.

It makes sense for New England to add more targets for Tom Brady, as the team recently just cut a pair of wide receivers in Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

Bennie Fowler was previously signed to a one-year deal by the Chicago Bears in April, but failed to make the team’s 53-man roster earlier this month. Before having a short stint with the Bears, Fowler played four seasons with the Denver Broncos and racked up 698 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 56 receptions. Last season, he posted career highs in receiving yards (350) and touchdowns (3) in 16 games, including four starts) with the Broncos.

In Foxboro, Fowler joins a receiving unit that also features Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett, and Chris Hogan.

It’s also worth noting that Fowler is among the latest wide receivers signed by a team while Bryant remains continues to find work in the NFL.

Fowler, who went undrafted in 2016, will get his first chance to play in New England threads this coming Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road.