Meyers caught seven of 12 targets for 74 yards in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason win over the Panthers.
Meyers got work with New England's starting offense, but all three of his targets from Tom Brady resulted in incompletions. Additionally, a holding call on Meyers negated a 30-yard rush from tailback Sony Michel early on. Despite those shortcomings, Meyers overall put together a pretty good stat line, perhaps solidifying his spot on the regular season roster. With Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry (leg) overcoming minor ailments and Josh Gordon and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) working toward full availability, Meyers' impressive preseason could land him some Week 1 value, assuming he indeed makes the team.
Meyers is "seemingly a roster lock," according to Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site.
With Julian Edelman back at practice, Josh Gordon having been reinstated, and first-rounder N'Keal Harry not going anywhere, the battle for slotting beyond that trio is heating up in advance of roster cut-downs. Meyers' efforts this summer have put him in a solid position to carve out a spot, despite being an undrafted free agent. Others in the mix to stick around are Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris and Braxton Berrios, with Demaryius Thomas still working his way back from an Achilles injury. If Gordon is able to reclaim a key role in the offense in short order, Meyers (assuming he makes the team) would profile as a complementary option out of the gate, though added opportunities through attrition could arrive as the regular season rolls along.
Meyers caught all six of his targets, amassing 82 yards during Saturday's 22-17 win against the Titans. He also converted a successful two-point play by hauling in a pass from Brian Hoyer.
The rookie out of NC State continues to draw attention with stellar preseason play, now posting game-high receiving outputs in each of his first two career outings. In fact, upon summing the second-leading receiver's output from those games, Meyers has outgained that total by 64 yards. Josh Gordon's conditional reinstatement to the NFL clouds the undrafted Meyers' 2019 outlook somewhat, but his performance thus far has been more than sufficient to keep him in the mix for a roster spot.
Meyers caught six of eight targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-3 preseason opening win over the Lions.
Meyers got into the end zone twice in the second quarter, catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer and a five-yarder from Jarrett Stidham. The rookie undrafted free agent has mixed in with the first team at times in camp, and this performance shows that Meyers isn't out of his depth there. Given the uncertainty on New England's wide receiver depth chart, Meyers is a player to keep an eye on as the preseason unfolds.
Meyers logged "extensive" first-team work Thursday, NESN's Doug Kyed reports.
With Julian Edelman bouncing back from a thumb injury, Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) on the PUP list and Josh Gordon still suspended, there's an opportunity for the undrafted rookie to seize a roster spot with a strong training camp/preseason. At this stage, it's a bit early to start a Meyers hype train, but it's worth noting that a number of UDFA's have in the past earned key roles with the Patriots. Beyond Edelman and first-rounder N'Keal Harry, there's not much certainty with regard to how New England's wideout depth chart will shake out. For now, Meyers' main competitors for slotting are Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Dontrelle Inman and Braxton Berrios.
Meyers is expected to sign a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Meyers was one of 10 undrafted free agents expected to be signed by New England on Thursday. The North Carolina State product was one of three pass catchers in that group, joining Texas tight end Andrew Beck and Auburn wide receiver Ryan Davis. Meyers caught 92 passes for 1,047 yards and four touchdowns over 12 games last season as a junior.
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