Patriots place Langi on non-football injury list, promote LB Reilly


Patriots place Langi on non-football injury list, promote LB Reilly

FOXBORO -- The Patriots placed Harvey Langi, who was injured in a car crash earlier this month, on the non-football injury list Wednesday. That freed a spot on the team's active roster for practice-squad linebacker Trevor Reilly to be promoted.


Langi appeared to be in line to serve as a depth edge defender and special-teamer for the Patriots before suffering what has been reported as head and neck injuries following an accident two weeks ago. Langi and his wife were stopped at a traffic light when they were rear-ended by another vehicle and then collided with a third car. The couple had to be freed from their car with the Jaws of Life and were hospitalized with serious injuries. 

Reilly was re-signed to the Patriots practice squad earlier this month. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder spent time on the Patriots practice squad last season before being signed to the Dolphins active roster in December. He began this year on the Miami practice squad.

Taking Reilly's spot to round out the 10-man practice squad is defensive lineman Mike Purcell, who was present at Wednesday's rainy outdoor practice. He has appeared in 25 games with eight starts for the 49ers  since 2014 and totaled 48 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble before being released on May 2. Since then he's spent time with the Rams, the Bears practice squad and the Panthers practice squad. 

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.