FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have signed CB Breon Borders and CB Azizi Hearn to the practice squad.
Borders, 28, has been a part of 11 different teams since entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Oakland Raiders out of Duke in 2017. In addition to the Raiders, Borders has spent time on the active roster and practice squads for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Football Team, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. He also spent training camp this past summer with the Atlanta Falcons. The 6-foot, 189-pounder, has played in 32 games with six starts and has 41 total tackles, one interception, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He was released by Atlanta on Aug. 29, 2023.
Hearn, 24, was originally signed by the Las Vegas Raiders as a rookie free agent out of UCLA on May 12, 2023. The 6-foot-1, 204-pounder, was released by the Raiders on Aug. 29, 2023. Hearn played his final collegiate season at UCLA after playing three seasons at Wyoming and one at Arizona.