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After WR Marqise Lee opts out, Patriots bring back undrafted rookie WR Isaiah Zuber

MassLive.com logo MassLive.com 8/5/2020 By Nick O'Malley, masslive.com

After losing a veteran free agent signing to an opt-out, the New England Patriots brought back an undrafted rookie free agent to fill the void.

On Thursday, the Patriots announced that they had re-signed wide receiver Isaiah Zuber. The move comes shortly after veteran receiver Marqise Lee added his name to the list of New England players who were opting out of the 2020 season due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Zuber initially signed with the Patriots on May 5, shortly after the 2020 NFL Draft. Zuber spent most of his career at Kansas State before finishing with a season at Mississippi State.

Zuber was initially cut on July 26 when the Patriots trimmed their roster to 80 players to adhere to NFL safety guidelines regarding roster size.

However, with Lee’s opt-out freeing up a roster spot, the Patriots have opted to bring back a familiar face, bringing him in as a longshot option in the wide receiver group.

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