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Patriots sign versatile fullback Spencer Larsen

Daniel Fells,  Eric Decker,  Spencer Larsen AP

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have reached a two-year agreement with former Broncos fullback Spencer Larsen.

It’s a very Patriots-ish move. Larsen can play fullback, special teams, and linebacker, and that kind of versatility saves roster spots. Larsen has 25 special teams tackles over the past four seasons.

Larsen is 28 years old. He was on Denver’s roster when new Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the Broncos’ head coach in 2009 and 2010.

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32 Responses to “Patriots sign versatile fullback Spencer Larsen”
  1. robertunsoberirish says: Mar 22, 2012 9:26 PM

    Is Elway just totally cleaning house? Congrats BB, you just got an amazing fullback.

  2. jivinitrotton says: Mar 22, 2012 9:26 PM

    hehehe yeaaaaaa

  3. descendency says: Mar 22, 2012 9:29 PM

    I guess when it was reported that the Patriots had interest in a Broncos fullback, everyone thought the sources meant Tebow.

  4. jcspiggle says: Mar 22, 2012 9:31 PM

    Such a Patriot move? Yeah because no one else signs players to play more than one position to save roster spots. Soooo Patriots.

    Puke.

  5. smartbutlazy says: Mar 22, 2012 9:34 PM

    Hate to see him go. Good player and good dude.

  6. fartsmella says: Mar 22, 2012 9:41 PM

    Sleeper signing of the year

  7. dynaco says: Mar 22, 2012 9:47 PM

    Jack of all trades – master of none.
    Oh those penny pinching Pats.

  8. blue22ro says: Mar 22, 2012 9:48 PM

    starting at ILB?

  9. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 22, 2012 9:52 PM

    Versatility is great and all….

    But as soon as you want to start signing defensive players that won’t look like crippled hedgehogs in the last 2 minutes of every close game….your fans would totes appreciate it.

  10. sportsmeccabi says: Mar 22, 2012 10:21 PM

    Belicheck needs to learn that versatility isn’t worth anything if the guy just sucks at everything.

  11. theandy59 says: Mar 22, 2012 10:42 PM

    Yes, that dumb-ass Belichick signs another stiff. How’s this guy keep his job anyway?

  12. tedmurph says: Mar 22, 2012 11:09 PM

    Yep, those penny pinching Patriots, when will Belichick learn. Maybe after the 6th SB in 12 years. Pats should hire you amateur scouts, bet you could use a job.

  13. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 22, 2012 11:36 PM

    “I cleared $7 million dollars of cap space for him?”

    ~ Tom Brady

  14. jibzek says: Mar 23, 2012 1:31 AM

    Belichick knows how to build a roster from top to bottom.

    They haven’t had a fullback in the last few years. He’ll come in and be a nice lead blocker for em and can play some special teams and defense. I like the pick up.

    Low cost – why would anyone rip this move?

  15. scottpavek says: Mar 23, 2012 2:03 AM

    this signing is perfect, because Belicheck will definitely utilize him on all three units. It’s fun to see what he can do with versatile players.

  16. chilomane says: Mar 23, 2012 2:10 AM

    No regard for his body tough dude. Broncos moving on McDeezy grabbing loyalists.

  17. meytonpanning says: Mar 23, 2012 2:17 AM

    robertunsoberirish says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:26 PM
    Is Elway just totally cleaning house? Congrats BB, you just got an amazing fullback.

    ____________________________________

    No, he just signed Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning is almost never on the field with a fullback. I do think a trade would have been more beneficial for the Broncos.

  18. skeefe1976 says: Mar 23, 2012 2:29 AM

    “Theandy59″ just cuz you can’t keep a job, or probably even find one to begin with, doesn’t mean you have to start demeaning the best Coach to ever walk the sidelines. Next time you want to talk about “stiffs”, go somewhere else…

  19. ramjam28 says: Mar 23, 2012 4:12 AM

    Patriots will be in the Super Bowl again next year. They are stacked. Very happy with this signing. They might go undefeated. They are giving Brady weapons everywhere. Saints and Patriots in the most watched Super Bowl in history…

  20. mayfieldroadboy says: Mar 23, 2012 6:13 AM

    The Pats were very interested in Peyton Hillis until Josh McDaniels joined them. He has a personal dislike for Hillis because he always thought Hillis was after his wife.

  21. jaybird44 says: Mar 23, 2012 6:18 AM

    The writers def throw a positive spin on the patriots more so than they do for other teams. Maybe that is just my perception though

  22. staffordsyear says: Mar 23, 2012 6:31 AM

    You better be good if your name is spencer.

  23. 8man says: Mar 23, 2012 7:29 AM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:52 PM
    Versatility is great and all….

    But as soon as you want to start signing defensive players that won’t look like crippled hedgehogs in the last 2 minutes of every close game….your fans would totes appreciate it.
    ————————————————
    Yeah. The Patriot defense has wilted on several big occasions over this decade long run. It’s happened in regular season games, conference championship games and Super Bowls. Sometimes, they’ve escaped. Sometimes..not.

    But 5 big game appearances in 10 years and a 16-0 regular season suggests to me that may have had opportunities solely based on heart and cohesion. That only takes you so far.

    In short, the majority of what BB is doing works. We’ll take it.

  24. speedmanvi says: Mar 23, 2012 7:46 AM

    Good player, to bad he went to the brady bunch.

  25. jnbnet says: Mar 23, 2012 7:57 AM

    theandy59 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 10:42 PM
    Yes, that dumb-ass Belichick signs another stiff. How’s this guy keep his job anyway?

    ——————————————————–
    Not sure how he keeps his job. It might have something to do with having the best wining percentage in the NFL….but what do I know?

  26. therealskippyhandelman says: Mar 23, 2012 7:59 AM

    Billicheat should go crawl back under the rock he came from under. Loathe is an understatement

  27. flash1283 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:08 AM

    jibzek says:
    Mar 23, 2012 1:31 AM
    Belichick knows how to build a roster from top to bottom.

    They haven’t had a fullback in the last few years. He’ll come in and be a nice lead blocker for em and can play some special teams and defense. I like the pick up.

    Low cost – why would anyone rip this move?
    —————–

    They had a FB on the roster last year (Lousaka Polite), now they have 2.

  28. stanmark says: Mar 23, 2012 8:12 AM

    all of these pats FA’s are being quoted as “diamonds in the rough” the chances of all of them turning out to be diamonds means that theres no rough left.

  29. theandy59 says: Mar 23, 2012 9:23 AM

    @skeefe1976: Apparently, the nuance of sarcasm is just a little too obtuse for your tiny pea-brain to comprehend. Fortunately for you, you’re not alone – idiots never lack for company.

  30. homelanddefense says: Mar 23, 2012 9:31 AM

    how many special teams players can one team have? I understand the important of special teams but guys like this, Tracy White, and Matthew Slater are special teams only guys. When injuries occur you end up with one of these guys playing significant snaps.

  31. tigerlilac says: Mar 23, 2012 3:21 PM

    theandy59, it was clear to most of us that your post was tongue-in-cheek. There are some people that miss out on such expression. I guess they never read Art Buchwald and learned to take everything written or stated literally.

  32. tedmurph says: Mar 23, 2012 6:29 PM

    @theandy59:
    Thank you for gracing us with your intellect. So glad you took the time. Unfortunately, there are so many Pats haters out there it’s hard to discern who’s goofing and who isn’t. Only insecure people critisize others and try to point out how ‘wicked smart’ they think they are. Get a life, fraud. Stick to correcting typos

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