Patriots sign free agent WR Bruce Ellington to one-year contract

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2019

Apparently, the Patriots liked what they saw as they have reportedly signed both receivers they brought in for visits on Thursday.

Shortly after news broke that Bruce Ellington had agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported the team was signing Maurice Harris, as well. Ellington will also sign with New England.

Harris had 28 catches for 304 yards and zero touchdowns last season and rushed twice for 10 yards.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pound receiver has played four National Football League seasons, missing the 2016 season due to injury. He also spent time with San Francisco, and in his four seasons he amassed 79 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns.

With the Pats, he will reunite with former teammate Stephen Anderson, a backup tight end.

Ellington joins Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett (reportedly), Matthew Slater, Braxton Berrios and Damoun Patterson on the wide receiver depth chart. He ranked second among Redskins receivers in snaps played (45.3 percent) behind Josh Doctson, but the team declined to tender him this offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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