Patriots – The New England Patriots announced the signing of free agent linebacker Bobby Carpenter. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Carpenter, 28, is a veteran of six NFL seasons with Dallas (2006-09), Miami (2010) and Detroit (2010-11). The 6-2, 249-pounder was originally drafted in the first round (18th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by Dallas out of Ohio State. He has played in 89 NFL games with 10 starts and has accumulated 165 total tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, 3.5 sacks, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
After completely missing out on Clay Matthews in the NFL draft a few years back the Patriots have finally nailed a flowing blonde linebacker to the squad. Only problem is the player is not Matthews, and is the decent Bobby Carpenter. At least the guy will look good with those new uniforms.