For his NFL debut, the Patriots promote an ex-USFL player.

For his NFL debut, the Patriots promote an ex-USFL player.

FORT WORTH — At ATandT Stadium on Sunday afternoon, one Patriots player will make his NFL debut.

Jeremiah Pharms Jr. has been promoted by New England due to a lack of defensive line depth.
a member of the practice squad.
The 26-year-old’s path to the Patriots’ bench has been remarkably unusual.

It hasn’t been a straightforward route for Pharms to the NFL; he played college football at Sacramento City, San Joaquin Delta, and Friends University before playing for the Wichita Force of the Indoor Football League and Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL. Pharms spent the previous year on the Patriots practice squad and will now get his chance on Sunday.

Bill Belichick decided to bolster his defensive line as Daniel Ekuale was placed on injured reserve and Davon Godchaux’s ankle injury put him in question.
When asked earlier this week if he wanted to add anyone to his depth there, the coach said, “Yes.”.

There aren’t many Hall of Fame defensive linemen who aren’t currently playing for a team, according to Belichick.
“Whatever that may be, we’ll manage the situation and do our best.


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