Patriots Sign Veteran DL Stroud

DL Stroud signs with Patriots

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Defensive lineman Marcus Stroud,
released by the Buffalo Bills last month, will stay in the AFC
East. On Tuesday, he signed a two-year deal with the New England
Patriots, according to ESPN.com.
      Stroud, 32, is a former first-round pick out of Georgia by the
Jacksonville Jaguars. He will enter his 11th season in the NFL, and
has been to three Pro Bowls.
      Stroud, at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, didn't fit in the with
Bills' plans, long term. He struggled in their switch from a 4-3
scheme to a 3-4 last season. For his career, he has 29.5 sacks and
39 passes defensed.
      Though the Patriots have not officially announced the move,
Stroud did accept congratulations from former teammates on Twitter.
      
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