Patriots Sign 8 Free Agents

The New England Patriots have drafted eight undrafted rookie free agents, including an All American wrestler projected as an offensive lineman.

John Wise played one year of college football as a defensive tackle at FCS Western Illinois before transferring to Illinois where he qualified three times for the NCAA wrestling championships.

Patriots guard Stephen Neal was also a collegiate wrestler.

The others are wide receiver Bryan Anderson from Central Michigan; safeties Sergio Brown from Notre Dame and Ross Ventrone from Villanova; defensive linemen Dane Fletcher from Montana State and Kyle Love of Mississippi State; cornerback Terrence Johnson from California of Pennsylvania; and running back Pat Paschall of North Dakota State.

All eight will participate in rookie minicamp starting Friday.

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