By: Andrew Ludwig
Most coaches take the risk that players will clearly waivers, especially a 6th round draft pick. But Belichick has history of signing players off of the IR. Just a few years ago Belichick claimed Jake Ballard off of injury waivers from the Giants.
It will be interesting to see how the Patriots will use Gaffney, but we will have to wait for next training camp to see his skills. Gaffney posted monster numbers in his senior season at Stanford, totaling 1709 rushing yards over 330 carries for the Cardinals. Along withe being the monstrous rushing yards he totaled 21 touchdowns and a 5.7 YPC total. He was a workhorse for the Cardinals, and it will be interesting to see who he pans out next training camp.