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Patriots expected to re-sign Gerard Warren

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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.

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  1. rc33 says: Apr 30, 2012 12:27 PM

    Glad to be bringing Warren back.
    With all the injuries they’ve had at DT the past couple seasons this guy just lined up every week and did an above-serviceable job. A respected teammate and a quality locker room guy.
    If nothing else a big-bodied veteran who know what he’s doing out there.

  2. patsfiend says: Apr 30, 2012 12:36 PM

    Warren has always been a quality contributor, and he knows how to play with Wilfork. Let’s see if he makes it through camp.

    Hey Brian Waters… you’re next. Sign the dotted line and come back for another run at the trophy, please.

  3. suckaaarei says: Apr 30, 2012 12:49 PM

    Ummm Brian Waters is not a free agent. He is under contract for the 2012 season so there isn’t anything for him to sign.

  4. homelanddefense says: Apr 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    I was surprised it took them so long to resign him before last season. Nice solid contributor.

  5. Patskrieg dot com says: Apr 30, 2012 1:17 PM

    Warren plays his heart out for the Pats. There’s no doubt about that. He just doens’t make a ton of plays. For that reason I’m pretty disappointed that the Pats couldn’t find any DT help in the draft.

  6. bingobrown12 says: Apr 30, 2012 1:36 PM

    Teams will be cutting DT’s,CB’s,DE’s,etc. before the
    season starts so plenty of time to go dumpster
    diving.

  7. jolink653 says: Apr 30, 2012 2:22 PM

    happy to see him signed already so he’ll be ready for training camp when it rolls around…good rotational player that can play all over the line and he’s a guy who wants to win while not creating any problems

    still waiting to see what will happen with andre carter…i liked him a lot last year and hopefully he can rebound well from the quad tear and the patriots can get him signed for another year or two

  8. swagger52 says: Apr 30, 2012 2:31 PM

    Stick Brady on the DT line in Q4. Brady will be in a better position for a few more game-changing roughing calls when he takes his dives.

  9. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 2:34 PM

    Belicheat hanging onto another Al Davis rescue project. The pats also signed Trevor Scott this offseason, a Davis draft pick. Bill has a history of bringing exRAIDERS into the fold, consistently. Bill understood what a genius Al Davis was, what a legend he was. Bill knows, it’s a shame that many pats fans/ nfl fans have no clue. A little NFL history lesson can’t hurt simpletons, look into it.

  10. CKL says: Apr 30, 2012 2:51 PM

    So mullman, you are saying BB understood Davis and respects him but you call BB an epithet? Whatevs….nice “logic”.

    When Warren was in Cle, his nickname was “Big Money”. Now that he’s many years down the road, I affectionately call him “Old Money”.

  11. 6ball says: Apr 30, 2012 3:17 PM

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    @ mullman7675

    “,Bill understood what a genius Al Davis was…”

    Wrong

    Belichick always referred to him as Mr. Davis. ….for obvious reasons.

    .

  12. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:19 PM

    @CKL: The comparison was in regards to the draft and player evaluation, not filming hand signals of opposing teams. Don’t be so defensive, you guys got off easy. It’s just a shame the pats have not been able to win another SB without that extra “edge”.

  13. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    @6ball: Addressing Mr. Davis as Mr. Davis is a sign of respect. Are you not aware of this? Stand down pats fan and enjoy the twilight of your false “dynasty”.

  14. dirtierwater says: Apr 30, 2012 5:08 PM

    Warren in, Ellis out, and Deaderick, Love and Brace with more snaps. That’s an upgrade.

  15. aljack88 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:24 PM

    Since the Pats stopped filming the other teams’ D hand signals, they lost their last 2 SBs when their D couldn’t hold the lead in the final minutes of each game.

    Yup, they sure miss filming the other teams’ D signals

    keep jerking it Mullman – you might get some pleasure in something someday.

  16. mullman7675 says: May 1, 2012 1:58 AM

    @aljack88- Whatever helps you sleep at night.

  17. aljack88 says: May 1, 2012 7:29 AM

    Mullman – I sleep fine. You’re the one who’s up at 2am.

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