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Reports: Pats signing WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, OL Riley Reiff

Field Level Media
16 Mar 2023, 05:55 GMT+10

The New England Patriots are in agreement on a three-year deal worth $33 million with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

The Patriots also are expected to sign free agent offensive lineman Riley Reiff, according to ESPN and The Athletic.

Smith-Schuster, 26, caught 78 passes for 933 yards and three touchdowns for the Chiefs in 2022, his only season in Kansas City. He also had 10 catches for 89 yards in the Chiefs' postseason run, culminating with a Super Bowl victory.

Smith-Schuster, a former second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has 401 career receptions for 4,788 yards and 29 TDs.

Smith-Schuster helps offset the loss of Jakobi Meyers, who agreed to terms on nearly the exact same deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Terms were not reported on Reiff. The Patriots would be his fifth team. Reiff, 34, spent last season with the Chicago Bears, starting 10 of the 16 games he played.

Reiff has played in 163 games (149 starts) for four teams, including the Detroit Lions (2012-16), who selected him No. 23 overall in the 2012 draft.

The Patriots also agreed to terms on a two-year deal with offensive tackle Calvin Anderson on Tuesday, per reports. Anderson has played in 41 games (12 starts) for the Denver Broncos the past three seasons.

Also, the Patriots extended a one-year tender to restricted free agent offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste.

--Field Level Media

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