Patriots Sign Former Steelers WR Reggie Dunn To Their Practice Squad
As long as former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and return man Reggie Dunn has his blazing speed, teams around the league will more than likely be willing to kick his tires as a scout team player. On Tuesday, the Utah product joined his fifth different team this season as the New England Patriots added him to their practice squad.
Following his release from the Steelers just prior to the start of the regular season, Dunn has spent time on the practice squads of Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. The Patriots added the undrafted free agent burner to emulate Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, whom they will surely try to shut down this coming weekend in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
At 5-foot-10 and 178 pounds, Dunn is right at about the same size as Hilton and he figures to be just a tick or two faster than him as well.
“He did a good job,” Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib said of Dunn after Tuesday’s practice. “He came in and ran fast, he ran through the defense, he ran under routes. He did what T.Y. Hilton does. He came out there, read what they had on the card, and ran fast and gave us a good look.”
Dunn isn’t likely to ever stick on a 53 man roster, but he might stick around the league a few years until his practice squad eligibility runs out.