JuJu Smith-Schuster Feels Like Cut Candidate After Patriots’ NFL Draft

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The Patriots added a pair of draft picks to a crowded wide receiver room as New England selected second-rounder Ja’Lynn Polk and fourth-rounder Javon Baker in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Polk and Baker, though not expected to bring game-changing ability right from the jump, are surefire roster locks in 2024. Their arrivals, though, almost certainly mean there will cuts elsewhere at the position.

Who might fit that bill? During the debut episode of NESN’s “Foxboro Rush” podcast, co-hosts George Balekji and Travis Thomas agreed on at least one cut candidate: JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Smith-Schuster, who carries a $10.3 million cap hit and $12.3 dead cap hit into the 2024 campaign, underwhelmed greatly during his first season in Foxboro, Mass.

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The veteran pass-catcher finished with 29 receptions for 260 yards and one touchdown in 11 games played.

You can check out the segment in the “Foxboro Rush” YouTube video embedded above.

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