FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have signed LB Trevor Reilly to the practice squad. Reilly was released by Patriots from the 53-man roster on Dec. 26, 2017. To make room for Reilly, the Patriots released WR Bernard Reedy from the practice squad.
Reilly, 29, was signed to the New England practice squad on Oct. 12, 2017, and added to the 53-man roster on October 25. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder played in six games with one start and recorded six tackles on defense and four tackles on special teams. Reilly also spent time with New England on the practice squad in 2016 before being signed to the Miami 53-man roster in December, where he played in two games and one postseason game. Reilly began this season on the Dolphins practice squad before being released on October 9. He originally entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick (233rd overall) of the New York Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Utah. He played two seasons with the Jets before being released prior to the start of the 2016 season and then was signed to the New England practice squad in October 20. He has played in 37 NFL games with one start and recorded 37 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and 26 special teams tackles.
Reedy, 26, was originally signed by New England to the practice squad on Nov. 22, 2017. He was elevated to the 53-man roster on December 2, before being released on December 13, and re-signed to the practice squad on December 19. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder appeared in two games with the Patriots as a returner and totaled 32 yards on four punt returns. Reedy previously played in nine games this season for Tampa Bay and caught two passes for 21 yards and accrued 17 yards on three rushing attempts before being released on November 17. Reedy originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on May 12, 2014, out of Toledo. He spent his rookie season on the Atlanta practice squad and was released at the end of training camp on Sept. 2, 2015. Reedy signed with Tampa Bay on Feb. 5, 2016, and was released prior to the start of the regular season on September 7. He signed with the Tampa Bay practice squad on December 6, and was added to the 53-man roster on December 21. He was inactive for the final two games of the regular season that year.