The Patriots have announced the signing of former Vanderbilt offensive tackle Thomas Welch. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Picked in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Welch expects to challenge for a roster spot at the guard position. Having played on both the left and right side of the line in college, Welch has the versatility that Coach Belichick adores.
Welch joins Taylor Price and Ted Larsen as 2010 draft picks that have signed so far.