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Patriots to sign defensive tackle Scott Vallone

Spencer Keith, Scott Vallone AP

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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