The Patriots are adding more depth to their wide receiver room – and they didn’t look far.

According to a source, the Patriots are signing undrafted free agent Ed Lee to a contract on Monday. The wide receiver comes to Foxborough from the University of Rhode Island. A 5-foot-10 receiver, Lee caught 56 passes for 908 yards and five touchdowns last season in Kingston, Rhode Island.

The Patriots got to know plenty about Lee in this past predraft process. He took part in the Patriots local Pro Day, where the team scouted several local New England prospects. Lee was also invited to the Patriots’ rookie minicamp last month.

Lee earned second-team All-CAA honors as a receiver last season. He also earned third-team All-CAA honors as a punt returner.

Lee hails from Washington, D.C., and blew up for the Rhode Island Rams last season. He led the CAA conference receivers with 908 yards. He also finished third in the conference with 82.5 receiving yards per game. As a punt returner, Lee averaged 11.3 yards per punt return.


The Patriots have seven wide receivers on their roster – Juju Smith-Schuster, Kendrick Bourne, DeVante Parker, Tyquan Thornton, Tre Nixon, Kayshon Boutte and Demario Douglas. Last week, the team was also using quarterback Malik Cunningham at the receiver position. During last week’s OTAs, the Patriots were without Smith-Schuster. Boutte was also a limited participant.

In preparing to break ground on the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium, owner Terry Pegula looked to the sky to deliver a message to his late predecessor and franchise founder, Ralph Wilson.

“Ralph, we’re moving across the street,” Pegula said to an eruption of laughter from a large gathering that included Wilson’s wife, Mary.

“And what would he say to that, Mary?” Pegula said. “And don’t start crying because you’ll get me crying.”

Using the Bills current home as a backdrop, Pegula, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul dug into a small plot of dirt across the street in breaking ground on new stadium scheduled to open by the 2026 season, and projected to cost $1.54 billion, with taxpayers picking up $850 million of the tab.

• The Buffalo Bills reached an agreement to sign linebacker Leonard Floyd to a one-year contract in reuniting the player with fellow edge rusher, Von Miller, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.


Floyd, 30, is entering his eighth NFL season after spending the past three with the Los Angeles Rams, where he won a Super Bowl two years ago while playing on the opposite side of the line as Miller — the NFL’s active leader in sacks.

• The Indianapolis Colts will give veteran receiver Breshad Perriman one more chance to revive his career.

The team announced it signed the 29-year-old free agent, hoping Perriman’s presence strengthens a young receiving group rife with potential.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Perriman in the first round in 2015, No. 26 overall. He did not play as a rookie and left as a free agent in 2019. Since then, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound former University of Miami star has played for three teams over five seasons including two stints with Tampa Bay.

• The Indianapolis Colts said they are aware the NFL has opened a gambling investigation into one of the team’s players but would not discuss any additional details.

The confirmation came shortly after reports of a possible infraction of the league’s gambling policies first surfaced. The player under investigation has not been publicly disclosed.


BELMONT: Preakness winner National Treasure breezed five furlongs in his final workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes this weekend.

Working on the main track at Belmont Park with exercise rider Erick Garcia aboard, National Treasure was timed in 59.55 seconds and galloped out six furlongs in 1:11.20 and seven furlongs in 1:25.20. It was the second workout on the track for the Bob Baffert-trained colt, who also worked last Tuesday.

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