Patriots sign versatile fullback 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.

32 responses to “Patriots sign versatile fullback Spencer Larsen

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

    Puke.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

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

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    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.

  7. “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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.
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    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.

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

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    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?

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. @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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. @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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