Jabrill Peppers has a new home.
The former Giants and Browns safety is signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reported.
It shouldn't be much of a surprise that a multitalented defender who played for former Giants coach Joe Judge (a product of the Bill Belichick coaching tree) is heading to New England, where Belichick values these types of players even more than most. Peppers can play a role in special teams as well as at safety, where he has the athleticism to play in the box and cover slot receivers. That type of versatility once launched Peppers up draft boards into the first round, and makes Peppers an ideal fit with the Patriots in 2022.
Peppers is also coming off a torn ACL that limited him to just six games in the 2021 season, his third campaign with New York. The former first-round pick of the Browns will continue his rehabilitation under the supervision of the Patriots, with whom Peppers will hope to carve out a valuable role.
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- The New Orleans Saints signed quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal worth $3 million guaranteed, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The team has since announced the news.
- The New York Jets released kicker Matt Ammendola.
- The San Francisco 49ers re-signed running back Jeff Wilson to a one-year deal.
- The Atlanta Falcons hosted wideout Damiere Byrd on Tuesday, per NFL Network's Garafolo.