The New England Patriots made a couple moves today releasing running back DJ Foster and claiming defensive tackle Darius Kilgo from the Denver Broncos according to source:
The Patriots waived RB D.J. Foster and claimed DT Darius Kilgo off waivers from the Broncos.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) November 28, 2016
Foster was an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State by the New England Patriots and was mainly a practice squad player but certainly had some promise to him. In a very limited role for the Patriots this season, he had 24 yards on 7 carries. If Foster does happen to clear waivers, there is a chance he could be back.
The Patriots also picked up Defensive Tackle Darius Kilgo off waivers previously of the Denver Broncos to give themselves some depth on the defensive front. Kilgo is 6’3″, 320 lbs and was drafted in 2015 in the 5th round by the Broncos.
Scouting Report on Kilgo (from NFL.com):
Flashes strength in upper body when he gets arm extension. Rarely gets moved off of his spot in one-on- one matchups. Recovered three fumbles in 2014 and blocked a kick. When his pad level is right, he can leverage blocker and win the gap. Three-year starter.
Kilgo’s frame carries his weight well, but he’s missing the power necessary to play the nose. Kilgo rarely threatens the gap as a penetrator and he struggles to hold up against double teams. Kilgo’s lack of aggressive temperament and pure strength could make him a tough sell on draft day.