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Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL

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He might not necessarily be Cameron Wake, but the Patriots are taking a chance on a Canadian defensive lineman who could turn out to be worth the gamble.

According to ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots signed former Southern Cal defensive lineman Armond Armstead, who played for the Toronto Argonauts this season.

He led the Argos with six sacks and earned All-Star recognition, after being undrafted by the NFL.

Armstead played three years for the Trojans, but wasn’t medically cleared to play in 2011 after a heart attack, which his attorney claimed was a result of team doctors treating him with the controversial pain-killer Toradol.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Armstead also visited with the Eagles and Colts in January.

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21 Responses to “Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL”
  1. wikidpissah says: Jan 22, 2013 5:57 PM

    Patriots or 49ers?

  2. unbreakable02215 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:59 PM

    Excellent signing !

  3. niz10rav55 says: Jan 22, 2013 6:05 PM

    “He might not necessarily be Cameron Wake, but the 49ers are taking a chance on a Canadian defensive lineman who could turn out to be worth the gamble”

    Dude if your going to write the article…make sure u at least proof read. You ment to say the PATRIOTS are taking a chance, not the 49ERS.

  4. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 22, 2013 6:06 PM

    too late to bolster their pass rush.

  5. AB in DC says: Jan 22, 2013 6:06 PM

    49ers?

  6. pdubbstrem says: Jan 22, 2013 6:06 PM

    Sooooo he signed with two teams?

  7. digbysellers says: Jan 22, 2013 6:07 PM

    Well who’s signing him? It says Pats and 49ers at two different points in the story?

  8. brokentreehousemusic says: Jan 22, 2013 6:10 PM

    Okay. Maybe he’ll be as valuable as Jeff Demps.

  9. raideralex says: Jan 22, 2013 6:11 PM

    He’ll play with the Niners on all their Thursday night and Monday night games next year.

    The Patriots are relegated to having him for those Sunday morning games vs the Bills.

  10. stoolerz says: Jan 22, 2013 6:13 PM

    I like his name.

  11. mrraiders76 says: Jan 22, 2013 6:13 PM

    Someone was deeply thinking about the 49ers while writing this story

  12. niz10rav55 says: Jan 22, 2013 6:14 PM

    The Boston 49ers

  13. giantssb42champs says: Jan 22, 2013 6:15 PM

    Wake up BB – Pats need DBs, like really bad. Marquis Cole – ’nuff said.

  14. kordogg says: Jan 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    This kid deserves a chance in the NFL. He had a huge set back that led to him not being drafted and he then proceeds to show his stuff in the CFL and people obviously took notice to him. I’m aware it is the CFL but it is still a professional league. He looked very disruptive and explosive. He is a very good player and I hope he reeks havoc and his condition remains well.

  15. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 22, 2013 6:39 PM

    Will he play every other game for the Pats?

  16. truthfactory says: Jan 22, 2013 6:39 PM

    The Pats have a history of taking chances on guys b/c of injury or character issues and most times it works out (not counting albert haynesworth). Kudos to them for being progressive and aggressive.

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 22, 2013 7:03 PM

    the pats will cut him before camp even starts next season, he wasted him time, never trust Bill belicheat

  18. surfinbird1 says: Jan 22, 2013 7:11 PM

    So,the Patriots are all done…….yeah right!

  19. bullcharger says: Jan 22, 2013 8:44 PM

    Good signing. Basically no risk. Better than scraping the barrel for undrafted free agents later on.

  20. tigerlilac says: Jan 23, 2013 3:09 PM

    Armstead, Demps, and Ballard are just three players with real upside that Belichick is adding to the roster for 2013. All of them come for only their cost to sign. That’s a competitive advantage.

  21. rushmatic says: Jan 25, 2013 4:39 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:

    the pats will cut him before camp even starts next season, he wasted him time, never trust Bill belicheat

    ________

    Back to your hole, worm!

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