Report: Patriots sign special teams ace Justin Bethel, release Jordan Richards

Ryan Hannable
October 22, 2019 - 5:43 pm

The Patriots upgraded their special teams in a big way on Tuesday.

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According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the team has signed three-time Pro Bowler Justin Bethel. The 29-year-old was recently released by the Ravens, but he's most known for his time in Arizona from 2012-17.

He was released by the Ravens not due to his play, but rather the move got the team a compensatory pick.

Bethel made the Pro Bowl from 2013-15 and was a first-team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015.

ESPN's Field Yates adds the team is releasing Jordan Richards as the corresponding move.

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