Patriots sign punter Corey Bojorquez to 90-man roster

Report Patriots sign punter Corey Bojorquez to 90-man roster

Report Patriots sign punter Corey Bojorquez to 90-man roster

Bojorquez, a left-footed punter, is expected to challenge Patriots incumbent punter Ryan Allen, who also punts with his left foot.

Punter Corey Bojorquez, an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico, successfully parlayed a rookie minicamp tryout into a spot on the New England Patriots' 90-man roster, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reported Monday. The former University of New Mexico punter was there for a tryout that has turned into much more. He averaged a school record 47.3 yards per punt as a senior last fall.

To make room on the roster, the team has released rookie wide receiver Darren Andrews out of UCLA. He had 31 punts of 50-plus yards, including four punts over 70 yards for the Lobos.

Allen, like Bojorquez, joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. Out of his 67 punts, 32 were inside the 20-yard line and only 12 were touchbacks.

This marks the first time that the Patriots have brought in competition for Allen, who enters 2018 in the final year of his contract.

In the summer, Allen beat out veteran Zoltan Mesko for the job.

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