Saturday, May 19, 2012

Patriots add rookie free agent O-lineman Opperud


AFC East teams have been deepening their offensive line corps this week, and the Patriots are no exception.

Friday, New England announced it signed rookie free agent offensive lineman Jon Opperud.

Opperud was signed by the Seahawks after the conclusion of the 2012 draft but was released two weeks later. He started at left tackle the past two seasons for Montana after starting at guard as a sophomore. He played in multiple spots as a freshman.

The 6-foot-7, 300-pounder will join an offensive line group with a solid mix of veterans and young players. While he's a likely practice squad body, the Patriots always get the most out of their offensive linemen, so he'll be in good company.

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