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Patriots sign LaAdrian Waddle to two-year deal

Detroit Lions NFL football tackle LaAdrian Waddles drives the sled at the teams training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. (Daniel Mears/The Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT AP

The Patriots brought tackle LaAdrian Waddle to New England in December after he was waived by the Lions as they tried to shore up an injury-riddled offensive line and they’ll be bringing the restricted free agent back in 2016.

It won’t be on a restricted free agent tender offer, however. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots signed Waddle to a two-year deal.

Waddle played one game for the Patriots as a replacement for Sebastian Vollmer after Vollmer hurt his ankle, but had to leave that game a bit later because of his own shoulder injury. He was inactive for the team’s two playoff outings.

Vollmer and Marcus Cannon, who started eight games last season, are set to be free agents after the 2016 season. Left tackle Nate Solder missed most of the season with a torn bicep and is signed through the 2017 season.

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8 Responses to “Patriots sign LaAdrian Waddle to two-year deal”
  1. jswheeler says: Mar 9, 2016 8:39 AM

    from rotoworld: “Waddle struggled in six starts coming back from a torn ACL, grading out as PFF’s second-worst tackle”

  2. Stupid Lions Fan says: Mar 9, 2016 8:41 AM

    Excellent news for Lions fans

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:06 AM

    Waddle struggled in six starts coming back from a torn ACL, grading out as PFF’s second-worst tackle”

    Virtually all players struggle the first season coming back from a torn acl, then the 2nd season they’re usually back at full strength unless they reinjure it.

  4. tedmurph says: Mar 9, 2016 9:06 AM

    Coming off an ACL, only 24, they must of saw something and he didn’t cost much. Winning program and some good coaching by Scar and who knows?

  5. 6ball says: Mar 9, 2016 9:20 AM

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    Not much downside to bringing him to camp.
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  6. Patskrieg says: Mar 9, 2016 9:25 AM

    In the one game he actually played significant time in I didn’t think he was bad at all. In fact, he was the only one at the OT position who seemed inclined to actually move his feet dealing with an edge rusher.

    Ultra low risk move good for some depth at a position of need.

  7. mack2x says: Mar 9, 2016 9:35 AM

    Good luck with that. When he’s not hurt, he’s a revolving door.

  8. miguelromerorhpat says: Mar 9, 2016 10:36 AM

    Why are my Pats ALWAYS doing the worst moves in FA??..i cant remember a big name signing other than MOSS ans WES…DO SOMETHING GOOODDDDDDDD

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