Patriots Talk: Guard Chase Farris Has Been Waived
The Patriots have had a long off-season and training camp being around the corner, many new players have been added and few have been cut until today. The Patriots have waived interior offensive lineman, Chase Farris. This was first reported by Mike Reiss, Boston reporter for ESPN.
The Patriots have waived guard Chase Farris with a non-football injury designation. Farris was on practice squad in 2016. 2nd-unit in spring
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 20, 2017
Farris signed as undrafted free agent with the Detriot Lions after not getting signed in the 2016 NFL draft. Farris joined the Patriots’ practice squad in early October. His time with the team was short as the former Buckeye, from Ohio State finished the rest of his first NFL season on New England’s practice squad. During this offseason, he was signed to a one-year deal.
However, this is the NFL. Every player is a long shot to make their team and the 24-year old Farris making the team’s 53-man roster or even the practice squad was just that. The release doesn’t come as a surprise (his injury has yet to be known as of this time) What is important now is that the Patriots have an open slot on their roster for the offensive line.
At this time, The Patriots have only four interior options behind the starters: Joe Thuney, David Andrews and Shaq Mason who are under contract. Including, Ted Karras, who held the role last season, there is James Ferentz, Jamil Douglas and undrafted rookie, Jason King.