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Patriots to sign defensive tackle Scott Vallone


The Patriots are adding undrafted rookie defensive tackle Scott Vallone, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Vallone (6-3, 275) played collegiately at Rutgers. His addition gives the Patriots nine former Scarlet Knights players on the roster, including six rookies.

The 23-year-old Vallone was a four-year starter at defensive tackle (2009-2012). He was credited with 37 tackles for loss in his career, per school statistics, including 12 as a senior.

The Patriots opened three roster spots Wednesday when they waived veteran lineman Nick McDonald, rookie receiver Perez Ashford and released receiver Lavelle Hawkins.

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8 Responses to “Patriots to sign defensive tackle Scott Vallone”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Jul 31, 2013 10:27 PM

    Rutgers? You don’t say.

  2. lanman11 says: Jul 31, 2013 10:30 PM


  3. bestwriteralive says: Jul 31, 2013 10:45 PM

    Nice move.

  4. fryeways says: Jul 31, 2013 11:26 PM

    I’m honestly disappointed they released Hawkins, I thought he could finally click as a slot speedster in that offense.

  5. iamapatsfan says: Aug 1, 2013 8:18 AM

    I always thought that waived and released meant the same thing, but you used them both in the same sentence. Are there any differences in the wording, or is it just a little icing to the sentence?

    Now that I think about it, is waived mean they go through waivers while released means they are just essentially Free Agents now?

  6. gisellichek says: Aug 1, 2013 11:51 AM

    I guess BB switched favorite College teams … In with Rutgers out with Florida… wonder why?

  7. fearthehoody says: Aug 1, 2013 12:47 PM

    Ok this is getting kinda ridiculous now.

  8. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 1, 2013 5:46 PM

    Why don’t they just put a Scarlet Knight next to the Flying Elvis already?

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