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Patriots Daily: JaQuae Jackson Signed, T.J. Luther Released



The New England Patriots have signed undrafted free agent wide receiver JaQuae Jackson from Rutgers (photo credit: Ben Solomon)

New England Patriots made a wide receiver roster swap yesterday. They signed undrafted free agent JaQuae Jackson. To make room for the newest Patriot, the team released T.J. Luther. The Atlanta Falcons released Jackson earlier this week to make room for offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, who they had claimed off waivers from New England. So, in essence, the moves become the equivalent of the Patriots trading Stueber for Jackson.

JaQuae Jackson began his college career with the California Vulcans in California, Penn. He played for Rutgers in 2023. Jackson caught 22 passes for 361 yards and one touchdown last season for the Scarlet Knights. Pro Football Focus gave him a 73.3 grade for the season. His best grade (77.5) came against the national champion Michigan Wolverines.

Jackson stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 183 pounds. He ran a 4.51 at Rutgers Pro Day. He is the fifteenth 2024 undrafted free agent on the Patriots’ 90-man roster and the twelfth wide receiver.

The Patriots released T.J. Luther to make room for Jackson. Luther signed with the New York Jets as a UDFA in 2023 but was cut at the end of training camp. New England signed Luther to their practice squad, where he spent two stints last season.

New England Patriots sign wide receiver T.J. Luther

T.J. Luther (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Daily Patriots Fun Fact

From 2010 to 2022 the New England Patriots had 13 players in 13 seasons who went to Rutgers. Last season there were none. If Jackson appears in a game for the Patriots, he would be the seventeenth Scarlet Knight to do so. Devin McCourty is the Rutgers alum to play in the most games for New England (205) followed by Duron Harmon (111).

Post of the Day

There’s a new player in town, so let’s take a look at a JaQuae Jackson highlight from last season, catching a deep pass from Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt:

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