FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed two rookie free agents: WR Wilson Van Hooser (Troy State) and WR Reese Wiggins (East Carolina). Terms of the contracts were not announced.
Van Hooser, 23, transferred to Troy for the 2013 season after beginning his college career at Tulane. The 6-foot, 197-pounder was a three-year letter winner for Tulane, finishing with 55 receptions for 805 yards and nine touchdowns. Last season at Troy, he played in 10 games and finished with 13 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns and returned 15 kicks for 237 yards.
Wiggins, 23, earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention as a senior in 2013 after finishing with 26 receptions for 372 yards and four touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder finished his career at East Carolina with 80 receptions for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns.