FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have released WR Chad Hansen and WR Riley McCarron. In addition, the Patriots placed RB Jeremy Hill on injured reserve.
Hansen, 23, was claimed off waivers and awarded to New England on Sept. 2, 2018. The 6-foot, 202-pounder was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round (141st overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of California. He played in 15 regular-season games with one start last year and posted nine receptions for 94 yards.
McCarron, 25, was signed by the Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Sept. 6, 2018. The 5-foot-8, 198-pounder played in his first NFL game this past Sunday vs. Houston. McCarron spent the 2018 offseason with the team and was released on the final cut-down before being signed to the practice squad. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Houston out of Iowa. He began his rookie season on the Houston practice squad before finishing the season on the New England practice squad after signing on Sept. 22, 2017.