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Report: Patriots signing safety Jabrill Peppers

Oct 17, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants free safety Jabrill Peppers (21) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with former New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Peppers, 26, tore his right ACL in Week 7 last season but is expected to be ready for training camp.

He finished the 2021 season with 29 tackles and one sack in six games (five starts). He also returned nine punts for an average of 6.4 yards per return.

Peppers has four interceptions in 61 career games (59 starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2017-18) and Giants. The Browns drafted him No. 25 overall in 2017 and traded him to the Giants in March 19 as part of the deal to acquire wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Peppers will be reunited with former Giants head coach Joe Judge, who is now an offensive assistant on Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s staff.

–Field Level Media