PatsFans.com Menu
PatsFans.com - The Hub For New England Patriots Fans

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

Patriots Add A Couple of Depth Players in DT Watts, and OL Leverett

Patriots are adding depth and addressing needs ahead of next month's draft.

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
March 14, 2024 at 3:20 pm ET

Patriots Add A Couple of Depth Players in DT Watts, and OL Leverett(PHOTO: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports)

🕑 Read Time: 1 minutes

The Patriots were busy adding some additional depth on Wednesday, adding Steelers free agent defensive tackle Armond Watts and offensive lineman Nick Leverett from Tampa Bay.

Watts is an interior lineman who was solid against the run for the Steelers and also did a decent job bringing interior pressure, which should make him a nice addition up front.

According to Pro Football Focus, Watt had a career-high performance in 2023, with an average depth of tackle of 2.56 yards in the ground game.  In New England’s meeting against them last season, Watt finished among the Steelers’ leading tacklers, finishing with five tackles including 1 for a loss during the Patriots 21-18 win in Pittsburgh in Week 14.

He’ll hopefully pick up some of the slack left by the release of Lawrence Guy, with Guy having been released by the club ahead of free agency but remains unsigned as of Thursday morning.

As for Leverett, he’s a player who can play both guard and tackle, which adds some depth to New England’s offensive line.  Leverett played left guard for the Buccaneers, adding some additional insurance for the Patriots depending on where Cole Strange’s knee is by the club takes the field this summer.

(Editor’s Note: The above appeared in a recent daily Patriots notebook column.)

READ NEXT:
MORSE: Thoughts on the Start of Patriots Free Agency

About Ian Logue

Ian Logue is a Seacoast native and owner and senior writer for PatsFans.com, an independent media site covering the New England Patriots and has been running this site in one form or another since 1997.


Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: 2024 Patriots Free Agency Armond Watts Nick Leverett

  • Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments

  • More Patriots News Headlines:

    Wednesday Patriots Notebook 3/27: News and Notes

    Wednesday Patriots Notebook 3/27: News and Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said on Tuesday that 'we're going to be open to whatever can come our way,' heading into next month's…
    11 hours ago
    Tuesday Patriots Notebook 3/26: News and Notes

    Tuesday Patriots Notebook 3/26: News and Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    It's been interesting to hear the reactions following Jerod Mayo's press conference on Monday, and at the rate things are going, it's likely that he'll…
    1 day ago
    TRANSCRIPT: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft at the Owner’s Meetings 3/26

    TRANSCRIPT: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft at the Owner’s Meetings 3/26

    By: Ian Logue
    Here's the full transcript of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's meeting with the media on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.
    2 days ago
    Monday Patriots Notebook 3/25: News and Notes

    Monday Patriots Notebook 3/25: News and Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    Head coach Jerod Mayo took some time on Monday to talk to the New England media, addressing a variety of topics as he attempted to…
    2 days ago
    TRANSCRIPT: Patriots Head Coach Jerod Mayo Coach’s Breakfast 3/25

    TRANSCRIPT: Patriots Head Coach Jerod Mayo Coach’s Breakfast 3/25

    By: Ian Logue
    Here's the full transcript from Jerod Mayo's AFC Coaching Breakfast for Monday, March 25, 2024.
    2 days ago

    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")