Braxton Berrios

Braxton Berrios

Wide Receiver #8
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 184 lb.
College:None
Age:24
Born:October 6, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 6 (210)
Draft Team:NE

Braxton Berrios: Six catches in rookie season

Berrios caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.

Analysis: Berrios finishes the season with six catches for 115 yards. More than half of those yards came on a 69-yard catch against Oakland, on which Berrios was tackled just short of what would have been his first career touchdown. The 24-year-old receiver also contributes as a punt returner, returning one for nine yards in this game. Berrios' youth and versatility will keep him in contention for a 2020 roster spot with the Jets.

December 29, 2019 6:14 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Plays five offensive snaps

Berrios wasn't targeted in Thursday's 42-21 loss to Baltimore, but he returned three punts for 48 yards.

Analysis: Berrios was on the field for only five of New York's 59 snaps on offense. His inability to see the field consistently with such an underwhelming receiving corps around him suggests Berrios is liekly to end up a career special teams player.

December 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Doesn't catch lone target

Berrios failed to come down with the one ball thrown his way in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.

Analysis: He added one punt return for 12 yards. Berrios is buried deep down the wide receiver depth chart, and he's not doing anything to show he deserves to climb higher.

December 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: One catch, one drop

Berrios caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: The incomplete pass thrown Berrios' way would have been a chunk play had it not clanked off his hands. Berrios needs to bring in balls like that if he wants to climb the depth chart on offense and not turn into a career special teams guy.

December 1, 2019 6:27 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Just short of first NFL TD

Berrios caught his lone target for 69 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over Oakland. He also returned one punt for 26 yards.

Analysis: Berrios found a soft spot in the defense and looked like he was going to zoom away for a touchdown, only to be tackled at the 1-yard line. The Jets got into the end zone one play later, but the 24-year-old receiver was left just short of his first NFL touchdown. While Berrios' contributions come primarily on special teams, it's good to know he's capable of making the occasional play on offense when called upon.

November 24, 2019 6:35 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Not targeted in win

Berrios was not targeted during Sunday's 24-22 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Berrios hasn't been involved in New York's aerial attack since Week 3, when he caught two of six targets for 29 yards. Going forward, it appears as though Berrios will continue to do most of his damage in the punt return game.

October 14, 2019 9:44 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Offensive role growing

Berrios caught two of six targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Berrios actually led the team in targets and receiving yards, as quarterback Luke Falk failed to reach 100 yards on the day. He won the punt returner job in New York in part because the team believes Berrios is also capable of chipping in offensively, and Berrios is starting to show that aspect of his game heading into the team's Week 4 bye after laying goose eggs in Weeks 1 and 2.

September 23, 2019 7:37 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Ready for MNF

Berrios (hamstring) is active and will play in Monday's game against Cleveland, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Berrios came into the game with the questionable tag due to the injury, but as evidenced by this news, is good to go. The 2018 sixth-round pick worked exclusively on special teams during the team's Week 1 loss, and should be in line for a similar workload for Monday's contest, especially considering fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) is also active.

September 16, 2019 4:01 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Listed as questionable

Berrios (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Browns.

Analysis: Both Berrios and Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Monday, but early indicators suggest both receivers will be available. Of course, that could change prior to the 8:15 p.m. EST kickoff, but the status quo might not be a lucrative fantasy endeavor for either player considering starting quarterback Sam Darnold will be out for an extended time with mononucleosis.

September 14, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Works on special teams

Berrios returned one kick for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Berrios was active for Sunday's game despite being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, but he didn't play any offensive snaps. The 2018 sixth-round pick appears locked in as the Jets' No. 5 wide receiver, though he's still listed as the team's top punt returner.

September 9, 2019 1:59 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Good to go Week 1

Berrios (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Berrios was limited throughout practice all week with a hamstring injury but appears healthy enough to take the field. The 23-year-old projects to play a depth role in New York's receiving corps.

September 8, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Questionable for opener

Berrios (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Analysis: Berrios was limited in all three practices this week. The 23-year-old was scooped up by the Jets after being waived by New England on cut-down day Saturday. When healthy, Berrios is expected to provide depth to the Jets' receiving corps. For now, however, New York finds itself with just three healthy receivers behind Robby Anderson (calf).

September 6, 2019 6:13 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Dealing with injury

Berrios (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: The Patriots waived Berrios on cut-down day, and the Jets scooped him up to add depth to their receiving corps. Berrios is managing an injury now, though, and he's in danger of delaying his NFL debut. If Berrios can't get healthy, the Jets' receiving corps could be in a tough position with just three healthy receivers -- Quincy Enunwa, Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy -- along with Robby Anderson (calf).

September 4, 2019 3:36 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Claimed by jets

Berrios was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Berrios spent his rookie season on IR with the Patriots and nearly earned a roster spot with the team in 2019. Now with the Jets, he'll likely serve primarily as a special teams player and as a depth wideout.

September 1, 2019 9:48 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Released by Pats

Berrios was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: It's not entirely surprising the 2018 sixth-round pick will hit waivers considering the Patriots depth at wide receiver, but it was previously believed the receiver had put together a strong enough preseason to potentially make the roster as a special teams player. Berrios will likely return to the team's practice squad should he pass through waivers, but it's entirely possible the 23-year-old could find a different home before the start of the regular season.

August 31, 2019 7:12 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Hauls in three passes Thursday

Berrios caught all three of his targets for 45 yards in Thursday's preseason opener, a 31-3 win over the Lions.

Analysis: The 2018 sixth-rounder continues to battle for depth chart slotting with the likes of Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, Maurice Harris and Dontrelle Inman, but if Berrios can impress the Patriots' coaching staff as a route-runner, the 5-foot-9, 183-pounder could emerge as a direct backup to PPR-ace Julian Edelman.

August 9, 2019 1:35 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Making bid for roster spot

Berrios looked good at spring practices, putting himself in advantageous position to secure a roster spot, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

Analysis: The 2018 sixth-round pick returned for the Patriots' offseason program in good health after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue. The team lacks sure things at wide receiver beyond Julian Edelman, but there's enough depth that Berrios could still miss out on a roster spot if his strong work from May and June doesn't carry over to July and August. His odds largely depend on the health of Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) and the suspension status of Josh Gordon. Strong work in the return game would go a long way toward helping Berrios' case.

July 14, 2019 8:54 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Headed for IR

Berrios (undisclosed) is being placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick missed out on his chance to earn a role in the offense when he sat out the final two weeks of the preseason with an undisclosed injury. New England's decision to make the transaction before the deadline for roster cuts means Berrios won't be eligible to return from IR this season.

September 1, 2018 10:56 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Odds of roster spot slimming

Berrios (undisclosed) did not play in Friday's preseason game and his chances of making the team are dropping, NESN reports.

Analysis: Berrios missed his second straight preseason contest due to the undisclosed issue, throwing another opportunity out the window to impress the Patriots' brass. He has one more week ahead of him to get back into action and make a last-ditch effort at a 53-man roster spot.

August 25, 2018 2:23 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Limited in Monday's practice

Berrios was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports.

Analysis: After not playing in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Berrios is now limited in practice, so the wideout must be dealing with some sort of injury. Given that he was able to participate in some portions of practice, the injury likely isn't serious, but the wideout will want to see as much of the field as possible over the next two weeks given that he's on the roster bubble.

August 21, 2018 10:38 AM EST

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