Patriots working on DB with hilarious name ahead of Bills showdown
The New England Patriots have split their regular-season streak with the Buffalo Bills, and they are currently preparing for the third round this Saturday after finishing 6th and 4th seed in the AFC, respectively.
In many ways, it’s fitting for these teams to stick together for the third time, as each of their first two clashes was lopsided in terms of play script. Returning in Week 13, the Patriots led their game. of running and their defense, which allowed just 230 yards, to a 14-10 win in harsh weather conditions.
When they met in Week 16, it was the Bills’ turn to dominate. They took a 10-point lead before halftime and fought off a late return from the Patriots in the final two quarters to take control of the AFC East.
Basically, we’ve learned that there isn’t much that separates these rivals, so they will both be looking for a competitive edge. For New England, it could be something as simple as Saturday’s weather forecast in Orchard Park. However, what about bringing in an intimidating factor?
The Patriots are working on free agent DB Money Hunter.
No, this is not a joke. The Patriots actually worked on free agent defensive back Monshadrik “Money” Hunter, who played for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League as recently as last year and is in fact the son of the. former five-time MLB Torii Hunter All-Star Outfielder.
Hunter is still waiting for the opportunity to play in an NFL game, but we’re confident in saying that he already has the coolest name in the league. So what should fans know about 6ft 1in safety?
For starters, he played collegially at Arkansas State, appearing in 59 games from 2013 through 2016. He finished with four interceptions returned for a touchdown, which is the most important in Sun Belt Conference history, and holds two. of the five longest interception returns in the history of the Red Wolves program.
Despite that outing, Hunter was not drafted in 2017 and ultimately hung on to the Edmonton Elks of the CFL. He played 30 games in two years with the club, totaling one sack and four other interceptions.
From there, Hunter traveled to Montreal, but had to wait a year to play after COVID-19 wiped out the 2020 season. In 2021, however, he started 14 games with the Alouettes, recording two interceptions and one. bag.
Refusing to give up his NFL dream, the 26-year-old just finished a visit with the Cardinals before accepting practice for the Patriots.
It’s unclear how motivated New England is to sign Hunter, but his special teams experience could make him a potential addition to the practice squad. And the Pats could be inclined to add another defensive back before Saturday after Jalen Mills reached the COVID-19 list on Tuesday night.
Even if that doesn’t work out for Hunter at Foxborough, you can bet we’ll be following his story closely from now on. If he ever gets a chance in the NFL, his name will make him an instant fan favorite.