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Draft Scout Jake Bequette News
09/05/15 - DE Jake Bequette was waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Patriots Friday (Sept. 4).
08/29/15 - TE Jake Bequette cleared waivers Friday (Aug. 28) and was placed on the Patriots' reserve/injured list. The Patriots moved Bequette to tight end from defensive end this spring before he sustained an injury two weeks ago. The 26-year-old Bequette was drafted in the third round in 2012 out of Arkansas by the Patriots and saw action in eight games during his first two seasons in New England. He spent last year on the Patriots' practice squad.
08/28/15 - TE Jake Bequette was waived/injured by the Patriots Thursday (Aug. 27). He will be placed on reserve/injured if he clears waivers Friday.
06/17/15 - TE Jake Bequette has been a clear disappointment as a third-round pick in 2012 out of Arkansas.
He saw nearly no action on defense in his three seasons, spending all of 2014 on the practice squad. This year, Bequette is transitioning to tight end. Though he looked raw at times on the practice field, he showed some flashes of offensive ability.
"Jake works hard," Belichick said. "I think he's really into it. He wanted to do it, wants to do it and he's worked really hard at it. The techniques are different, but he played on the end of the line on defense, so he has some familiarity with that kind of spacing over there if you will and what it looks like on the other side of the ball.
"(He's) athletic in the passing game, he's got good size and playing strength. We'll see how it goes in training camp. He's made a lot of progress and I think he'll be ready to compete at that position as well as on defense.
"Obviously, we know he can play defense. He's spent a lot of time over there. We'll see how it all goes as we get into pads and get into competition and contact. But I think he's in good position to compete."
Apparently, it's a role he has had off and on while in New England.
"We had some depth issues in training camp really the last couple years," Belichick said. "So on the scout team in practice when our defense was practicing and he was on the practice squad this year and he wasn't going to be active for the game, then he would take reps at tight end.
"So that kind of caught our eye. He runs well. (When) the quarterbacks threw to him, he caught it, did a competitive job blocking. We just felt like he's had enough time on defense, and he's a smart kid -- it's not like learning is an issue for him.
"We felt like he spent enough time on defense, so we put a lot of time in on offense and see where he can get to there and then evaluate it."
02/06/15 - DE Jake Bequette was signed by the Patriots Thursday (Feb. 6) for 2015. He ended the season on the Patriots' practice squad.