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Braxton Berrios

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #8
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #8

Braxton Berrios News

Involved in opener

Berrios caught five of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers. He added a 15-yard punt return.

Analysis: Berrios filled in admirably for Jamison Crowder (illness) in the slot. He tied for the team lead in targets with Corey Davis, though Davis did much more with his opportunities, scoring both of the Jets' touchdowns. Berrios -- who is a former Patriots cast-off -- could get an opportunity to exact some revenge on his former team in Week 2 if Crowder isn't cleared by then.

Sep 12, 2021 6:09 PM EST

Four targets in return

Berrios caught two of four targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 23-14 preseason win over the Packers. He added two yards on a punt return.

Analysis: Berrios returned to action after missing the preseason opener against the Giants due to a groin injury. His production in this one was nothing to write home about, but Berrios actually ranked second in targets behind Corey Davis (six), while no other teammate was thrown to more than twice. Berrios has the inside track on securing a roster spot due to his contributions as a return man on special teams and ability to fill in capably in the slot on offense, but a strong performance in the preseason finale against the Eagles would help put any doubt about his future with the Jets to bed prior to final cuts.

Aug 22, 2021 8:51 AM EST

Returns to practice

Berrios (groin) returned to practice Thursday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Berrios missed the Jets' preseason opener against the Giants due to a groin issue, but the issue wasn't considered serious. The 25-year-old took part in Thursday's joint practice with the Packers and was on the field during the team's two-minute drill. Berrios should be available to make his preseason debut Saturday against Green Bay.

Aug 19, 2021 10:51 AM EST

Won't play Saturday

Berrios (groin) is ruled out for Saturday's preseason contest against the Giants, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Coach Robert Saleh said he expects Berrios back in action for the Jets' exhibition matchup against the Packers on August 22, so it appears the wideout isn't dealing with too serious an injury. Still, Berrios is competing for a depth role in New York's revamped receiving corps, and missing any amount of time before Week 1 could hurt his chances of making the final roster.

Aug 12, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Finishes with three TDs in 2020

Berrios caught all three of his targets for 20 yards and rushed twice for 16 yards in Sunday's season-ending 28-14 loss to New England.

Analysis: Berrios finishes the season with 37 catches for 394 yards and three touchdowns. New York's No. 4 receiver frequently bumped up the depth chart due to injuries above him, and Berrios is well positioned to maintain his depth role next season, as he also brings value as a special teams option in the return game. A starting role on the outside could open up if Breshad Perriman doesn't re-sign with the Jets, but the team will almost certainly fill such a vacancy via free agency or the draft given its dearth of effective wide receivers.

Jan 3, 2021 3:35 PM EST

Scores first TD since Week 3

Berrios caught all three of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Berrios scored from 43 yards out on a pass thrown by fellow wide receiver Jamison Crowder. The touchdown was Berrios' third of the season and first since Week 3. His contributions have been sporadic despite ample opportunities due to injuries to New York's other wide receivers, but Berrios should continue to run some routes on offense while also working as a return man on special teams in Week 17 against the Patriots team that originally selected him in the sixth round of the 2018 draft.

Dec 27, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Two catches and end zone drop in W

Berrios caught two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Berrios' lone miss was more memorable than either of his short connections, as the ball clanked off his hands in the end zone after a strong effort from quarterback Sam Darnold to escape pressure and deliver an accurate pass on the run. Had Berrios caught the ball, it would have been his third touchdown of the season. Up next for the no-longer winless Jets is a Week 16 date with the Browns.

Dec 21, 2020 9:59 AM EST

Leading receiver in rout

Berrios caught three of five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: He took advantage of the absence of Denzel Mims (personal) and led the Jets in receiving yards on a day when Sam Darnold only completed 14 passes. This was Berrios' best performance since Week 3, but he'll likely return to a depth role in Week 15 against the Rams.

Dec 13, 2020 6:45 PM EST

Two catches in latest loss

Berrios caught both of his targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Berrios hasn't found the end zone since Week 2 while surpassing two catches only twice since that point. He's an afterthought in the Jets' unimpressive passing attach with the team's receiving corps healthy.

Dec 6, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Another week without a target

Berrios wasn't targeted in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Miami.

Analysis: He netted six yards between a kick return and a punt return but watched Corey Ballentine return a pair of kickoffs for 50 yards. Berrios' role on offense in nearly nonexistent and his special teams contributions are shrinking.

Nov 29, 2020 6:52 PM EST

No targets in Week 11

Berrios wasn't targeted in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers. He had three punt returns for 60 yards and one kick return for 16 yards.

Analysis: Berrios made a peculiar choice on the game's final play with the Chargers kicking the ball away after a safety. Rather than trying to lateral the ball to give his team a chance, he ran a conventional return and was easily tackled to end the game. With starting slot receiver Jamison Crowder healthy, Berrios' recent contributions have come almost exclusively on special teams.

Nov 22, 2020 7:16 PM EST

One catch as Crowder returns

Berrios caught his lone target for 13 yards in Monday's 30-27 loss to New England.

Analysis: Berrios retreated back to a depth role with starting slot receiver Jamison Crowder (groin) back after a two-week absence. While Berrios has soaked up significant volume whenever Crowder has sat this season, he has just two catches in the five games Crowder has played.

Nov 10, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Just 34 yards on eight catches

Berrios caught eight of 11 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 35-9 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Berrios got a steady diet of screens and short passes, but he couldn't replicate Jamison Crowder's (groin) ability to make defenders miss after the catch. Coach Adam Gase's love for short passes to the slot receiver should give Berrios some PPR value against the Patriots in Week 9 if Crowder's not ready to return. Should Crowder suit up, Berrios would return to a bench role.

Nov 1, 2020 3:34 PM EST

Four catches in slot role

Berrios caught four of seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Berrios tied with Denzel Mims for the team lead in catches and targets while finishing seven receiving yards behind Mims' team-high total. The highlight of Berrios' night was a 22-yard catch to convert a 3rd-and-20 late in the first quarter, but that ended up being New York's longest play of the day as quarterback Sam Darnold threw for just 120 yards. Berrios has played well in the slot when Jamison Crowder (groin) has missed time this season, and he'll continue to fill in if Crowder doesn't heal up in time to face the Chiefs in Week 8.

Oct 25, 2020 5:21 PM EST

More slot work on tap

Berrios is expected to play the majority of the Jets' offensive snaps at slot receiver Sunday against Buffalo, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Jamison Crowder (groin), will be sidelined for the third time this season, leaving plenty of looks up for grabs after he averaged 11.5 targets per game on the four occasions he's suited up this season. While Crowder was sidelined Weeks 2 and 3, Berrios served as the primary replacement and took advantage of the opportunity, producing 10 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets between the two contests. Berrios may face more competition for snaps this time around, however. Starting wideout Breshad Perriman was sidelined in Week 3, while Jeff Smith and Denzel Mims are also healthy again after sitting out both of the prior games Crowder missed.

Oct 25, 2020 9:08 AM EST

One catch in Week 6

Berrios had an 18-yard catch on three targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Berrios has slipped down the depth chart with New York's receiving corps starting to heal up. Most of the Jets' starters struggle to maintain fantasy viability in an offense that's averaging 12.5 points per game, so this performance should be about par for the course for Berrios in a depth role.

Oct 19, 2020 6:34 AM EST

Another quiet performance

Berrios failed to haul in either of his two targets and had a 13-yard run in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Berrios continues to see a minimal role on offense with Jamison Crowder healthy and manning the slot. The 25-year-old receiver was also involved on special teams, tallying a 13-yard kick return and a nine-yard punt return.

Oct 12, 2020 7:33 AM EST

Fades back into obscurity

Berrios failed to catch any of his three targets in Thursday's 37-28 loss to Denver.

Analysis: Berrios' run as New York's slot receiver came to an end with Jamison Crowder back from a hamstring injury, and it's no coincidence that his production dried up with the demotion back into a depth role. While Berrios' value will likely remain minimal as long as Crowder's healthy, the 24-year-old Miami product showed that he's capable of filling in admirably when called upon.

Oct 2, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Finds end zone in Week 3

Berrios caught all four of his targets for a team-high 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: He hauled in his second TD of the season, and second in as many games, after Sam Darnold escaped pressure in the pocket and found Berrios in the front corner of the end zone, tying the score at 7-7 midway through the first quarter before things fell apart for the Jets. As long as Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) remain sidelined, Berrios could continue to be productive as the only option Darnold seems to trust.

Sep 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

In uniform Sunday

Berrios (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Assuming no setbacks with his hamstring, Berrios figures to see his share of slot reps Sunday alongside Chris Hogan and Josh Malone, with fellow wide receivers Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) both sidelined this week.

Sep 27, 2020 11:40 AM EST

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