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Patriots reach a deal with Will Svitek

Falcons Camp Football AP

The Patriots are in an uncertain spot with free agent tackle Sebastian Vollmer, but they added some depth to the position.

According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots have signed former Falcons tackle Will Svitek.

Svitek missed last season with an arm injury, but started 10 games for the Falcons in 2011 when starter Sam Baker struggled.

Svitek’s a solid depth addition, but not the kind of player you want replacing Vollmer, who remains unsigned.

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8 Responses to “Patriots reach a deal with Will Svitek”
  1. ampats says: Mar 17, 2013 6:10 PM

    Depth with starting experience.

  2. michael228 says: Mar 17, 2013 6:34 PM

    Ehh. Sign Vollmer.

  3. gottaplan says: Mar 17, 2013 7:12 PM

    Great signing! This is going to really improve our line and give us a great shot at the Superbowl!

  4. kane337 says: Mar 17, 2013 10:39 PM

    Aww man. Will Svitek is a good backup. Sucked that he got injured last season. Glad we didn’t need him then. Hate to see him go. Pats got themselves a good backup.

  5. gafraidh says: Mar 17, 2013 10:59 PM

    “Svitek‚Äôs a solid depth addition, but not the kind of player you want replacing Vollmer, who remains unsigned.”

    This is a throw away line! Tell me more…

  6. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2013 12:23 AM

    Svitek puts them over the top. Definitely headed to the Svuper Bvowl now.

  7. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 18, 2013 12:34 AM

    I heard indy offered 5 years 35 million

  8. 1historian says: Mar 21, 2013 7:05 PM

    With the way they treated Wes Welker (they’ll be sorry!) and the way Bill Belichik treated him a few years ago the last of the classy glow has officially come off the patriots – you treat enough people – players – like dirt and it will eventually bite you in the ass, and eventually is now.

    Peyton Manning is chuckling right now.

    The pats will win the AFC east and get into the playoffs and maybe win one game but that’s about it – their glory days are over.

    FYI – I am a pats fan

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