Patriots’ 2015 Outlook: Wide Receiver Again A Team Need In Free Agency

Editor’s note: will go position by position to break down the Patriots’ depth chart heading into the 2015 offseason. Next up: the wide receivers. Every offseason is like “Groundhog Day” for the New England Patriots. They wake up in February, smack their alarm at 6 a.m., run into Ned Ryerson and need a wide receiver. Obviously the Patriots are set with their No....
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive WR Greg Orton, Sign WRs Cole Stanford & Brian Tyms

  Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald first reported that the Patriots have waived WR Greg Orton. According to Howe, Orton will revert to the injured reserve list if he ends up clearing waivers. Shalize Manza Young of The Boston Globe reports that New England has signed receivers Cole Stanford and Brian Tyms to their roster. Orton, 27, just signed with the team a few days ago,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Wide Receivers Cole Stanford, Brian Tyms, Waive Greg Orton

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots made some backend additions to fill their 90-man roster on Sunday. The Patriots signed wide receivers Cole Stanford and Brian Tyms, director of player personnel Nick Caserio announced Sunday morning during his news conference at Gillette Stadium. Stanford played a hybrid role at Cal Poly, where he caught 43 passes for 891 yards and four...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Orton Likely Tore Achilles At Patriots Camp, Season Over

FOXBORO, Mass. — The first injury of New England Patriots training camp might wind up being a severe one. Wide receiver Greg Orton likely suffered a torn Achilles tendon when he went down with a non-contact injury on Friday during practice, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe on Saturday. Orton likely would be placed on injured reserve, ending his season, if he did tear...
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Dolphins, Patriots, Redskins, & Saints

  49ers WR Michael Crabtree should be able to secure a similar deal to the one signed by Packers WR Jordy Nelson Saturday — four years, $39 million. (Bill Williamson) RB LaMichael James‘ roster spot is “virtually assured” now that Kendall Hunter is expected to miss the 2014 season with an ACL tear. (Matt Maiocco) Browns The Browns placed G John Greco on the active...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Greg Orton Carted Off With Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots couldn’t go two days before suffering their first on-field injury of training camp. Newly re-signed wide receiver Greg Orton was carted off the field after suffering a non-contact lower body injury. Orton was signed by the Patriots on Wednesday after being released on May 22. Orton’s fellow wide receivers, including Danny Amendola...
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots swap out a couple of reserve receivers

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots announced Wednesday the re-signing wide receiver Greg Orton, releasing rookie wideout Tyler McDonald in the process.Orton, 28, was originally signed to the Patriots' practice squad at the end of December and released in May. The 6-foot-3, 199-pounder spent part of 2011 and all of 2012 on the Denver practice squad and went to training camp...
Via AFC East Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Re-Sign WR Greg Orton, Release WR Tyler McDonald

  The Patriots announced that they have re-signed WR Greg Orton and release WR Tyler McDonald on Wednesday. Orton, 27, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in 2009. He has bounced around with a number of teams since then including the Broncos, Omaha Nighthawks, Arizona Rattlers and the Spokane Shock. Orton has yet to appear in an...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Tyler McDonald After Five Days With Team, Sign Greg Orton

Wide receiver Tyler McDonald didn’t last long with the New England Patriots. The undrafted rookie wideout was released Wednesday, the team announced. The Patriots re-signed wide receiver Greg Orton to take McDonald’s spot on the 90-man roster. This is Orton’s second stint with the Patriots. He was originally signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on Dec. 31, 2013 before being...
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Two, Release Two, Including Rutgers Safety Jeremy Deering

The New England Patriots’ game of undrafted free-agent musical chairs rages on. The Patriots released undrafted free-agent safety Jeremy Deering and fifth-year wide receiver Greg Orton and signed undrafted free-agent defensive tackle LT Tuipulotu and second-year safety Dax Swanson on Thursday, the team announced. Deering, a Rutgers product, was signed by the Patriots just six days...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign DB Daxton Swanson & DL L.T. Tuipulotu, Release Two

  The Patriots announced the signing of DB Daxton Swanson and rookie free agent DL L.T. Tuipulotu on Thursday. New England also announced the release of rookie free agent S Jeremy Deering and WR Greg Orton. Swanson, 23, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Sam Houston State back in 2013. However, he lasted just a few months before he was later signed to the San...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Sign Sam McGuffie, Six Other Players To Future Contracts

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots want to keep most of their practice-squad players around for next season. The Patriots signed seven of the eight practice squad players that were on the team’s roster at the end of the season to future contracts. The Patriots signed running back Sam McGuffie, wide receivers Greg Orton and Reggie Dunn, offensive tackles Jordan Devey and R...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Orton Mimicking Demaryius Thomas, Helping Patriots Prepare For Broncos Receivers

FOXBORO, Mass. – New England Patriots practice squad wide receiver Greg Orton might as well go by Demaryius this week. The 6-foot-3, 199-pound wideout has bounced around from team to team in his five seasons in the NFL. But he caught on with the Patriots on Dec. 31, 2013, and he has found an important role this week: mimicking Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas...
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Sign Wide Receiver Greg Orton to Practice Squad

The New England Patriots have signed 27-year-old wide receiver Greg Orton to the practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday. Orton came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009, and spent about two years on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad from 2011-12. He took part in the Broncos’ training camp this year but failed to make the team...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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