Sealver Siliga officially signed his exclusive-rights tender. (NFL Game Rewind)
Before the start of the new league year on March 10, the New England Patriots tendered a contract to exclusive-rights free agent Sealver Siliga. The defensive tackle officially signed that contract on Thursday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Robert McClain intercepted two passes for Atlanta last season. (NFL Game Rewind)
Robert McClain was one of four free-agent cornerbacks to visit the New England Patriots on Tuesday, and like Bradley Fletcher, it appears he will be continuing his career as one.
McClain announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is joining the Patriots, after spending the last the three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots signed cornerback Bradley Fletcher after his visit Tuesday. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots have signed one of the four cornerbacks in for a visit on Tuesday.
That cornerback is 28-year-old Bradley Fletcher, his agent, Andy Simms, told ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss.
It is one-year, $2.5 million contract for the former St. Louis Ram and Philadelphia Eagle, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reports, after the 6-foot, 200-pound free agent struggled in 2014.
Travaris Cadet spent three years in New Orleans. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots added competition built for third down on Tuesday, announcing the signing of former New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet.
The 26-year-old Appalachian State product’s contract runs for two years, according to Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate.
Alan Branch is set to return to the Patriots’ defensive line. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive lineman Alan Branch, his agent, Blake Baratz, announced Saturday night.
The 30-year-old’s new deal spans the next two seasons and is worth up to $6.6 million, according to Pro Football Talk.
Branch originally joined the Patriots as a free agent in October, when he was able to provide depth alongside Vince Wilfork to record 13 tackles and one pass deflection over the final eight games of the regular season.
A former Bill, Scott Chandler has agreed to terms with the Patriots. (NFL Game Rewind)
Scott Chandler is familiar with going against the New England Patriots. Now he’s set to play with them.
The former Buffalo Bills tight end agreed to terms with his old AFC East rival on Friday, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Chandler entered the league as a San Diego Chargers fourth-round pick in 2007. From there, the Kirk Ferentz-coached Iowa product spent his first three seasons between the Chargers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys before sticking with the Bills.
Jonathan Freeny carved a spot on Miami’s special-teams units. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots added a Rutgers product on Thursday.
According to the NFL transaction wire, the organization agreed to terms with free-agent linebacker Jonathan Freeny.
Freeny, 25, was a member of the Scarlet Knights football team for four seasons before going undrafted in 2011. He spent three alongside future Patriots safety Devin McCourty, as well as two alongside safety Duron Harmon, cornerback Logan Ryan and receiver Tim Wright.
The Patriots have signed Chimdi Chekwa to a one-year deal. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots signed a cornerback on Wednesday, agreeing on a one-year deal with former Oakland Raider Chimdi Chekwa, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.
A 2011 fourth-round pick out of Ohio State, the 26-year-old Chekwa played his first four NFL seasons for the Raiders, recording 51 tackles, four pass deflections and a forced fumble over 32 games.
Jabaal Sheard played his first four NFL seasons with the Browns. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots found an edge on Wednesday, signing former Cleveland Browns pass-rusher Jabaal Sheard to a two-year, $11 million deal, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
Sheard was in town for a free-agent visit before agreeing to terms with New England. His contract includes a base salary of $1 million in 2015 and $4 million in 2016, with a $1 million roster bonus due for both years.
The Patriots have signed former Packers wideout Kevin Dorsey. (NFL Game Rewind)
The New England Patriots signed free-agent wide receiver Kevin Dorsey on Wednesday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Dorsey, 25, was a Green Bay Packers seventh-round pick out of Maryland in 2013.