The Patriots announced on Tuesday morning that they have signed defensive lineman Jason Vega. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Vega, 25, grew up in Brockton and played at Northeastern. The 6-foot-4, 255 pounder, has played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for the last two seasons. He made 66 tackles and added 12 sacks in his time north of the border.
Vega is the second player the Patriots have signed away from the CFL this offseason. Last month, they picked up 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive lineman Armond Armstead, who was a CFL All-Star for the Toronto Argonauts last season.
Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow.
On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.
Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.
Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida.
Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility.
Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.