The draft came and went without the Patriots picking up any interior defensive linemen.
That seems to have pushed them back in the direction of Gerard Warren. Mary Paoletti of CSNNewEngland.com is reporting that the Patriots will re-sign the veteran defensive tackle. Warren, the third overall pick of the 2001 draft, has spent the last two seasons with the Patriots.
Warren started 10 games in 2010, but moved into a smaller role last season and finished with 12 tackles and one sack. His size and experience should be useful in sub packages again this year, which will be Warren’s 12th as an NFL player.
The Patriots addressed other parts of the front seven by drafting Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower and Jake Bequette.