FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed rookie free agent running back Patrick Cobbs and rookie free agent wide receiver Jakari Wallace today. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Both players participated in a tryout at the Patriots' rookie mini camp this past weekend.
Cobbs, 23, attended the University of North Texas, where he played in 47 games from 2001-05. The 5-foot-9-inch, 205-pound running back's career college totals include 818 rushes for 4,050 yards (5.0 avg) and 36 touchdowns. The Tecumseh, Okla. native also caught 38 passes for 352 yards (9.3 avg) and a touchdown. In 2003, Cobbs led the nation in rushing (152.7 yards per game) and scoring (11.5 points per game).
Wallace, 23, attended the University of Minnesota, where he played in 31 games from 2002-05. The 5-foot-8-inch, 170-pound wide receiver's college totals include 40 career receptions for 603 yards (15.1 avg) and one touchdown. The Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. native also recorded 17 career rushes for 90 yards (5.3 avg) and a touchdown.