Now that the Patriots have weakened their defensive line by trading Richard Seymour to the Raiders, the Pats have made a move aimed at beefing up their offensive line.
According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots have signed veteran guard Kendall Simmons.
Simmons, a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002, suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon last season. He became a free agent in late February, and he remained unsigned throughout the summer.
Simmons started 46 of 48 regular-season games from 2005 through 2007 before being lost for the year in the fourth game of the 2008 season.