Rookie fullback Ben Mason was one of the Ravens’ final cuts before yesterday’s 53-man roster deadline. Now, the fifth-round pick has reportedly found a new home.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots have picked up the former Michigan standout and signed him to the practice roster. Though he isn’t listed on the active roster for now, a “quick elevation” is reportedly likely.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2021
Mason was a swiss-army-knife weapon for the Wolverines throughout his college career. In his first two seasons, the versatile option played his current fullback position, logging nine touchdowns as a punch-in rusher. For his junior season, he switched over to the defensive side of the ball where he notched just seven tackles through five game as a defensive lineman. Finally, he ended his Michigan career as a tight end, collecting just 17 yards through two games.
If Mason were to land anywhere in the NFL, New England makes the most sense. Versatile weapons like himself are just the kind of players who can develop and thrive in a Bill Belichick-led system.
Third-year pro Jakob Johnson is currently the only fullback on the Patriots’ active roster.
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