FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots have made it official. Gerard Warren is back on the defensive line.
Released before Week 1, the Patriots have re-signed the defensive tackle to fill the roster spot created when they let go of Landon Cohen on Tuesday.
Last season with the Patriots Warren played in all 16 games, including 10 starts, finishing with 36 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
“That was a hard cut that we made at the beginning of the season,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. “The way the roster worked out we were able to get him back on the roster here. It’s good to have him back.”
“[He’s a] very experienced player, obviously a big guy, high draft choice, very talented guy, big guy that can run, that’s smart and has experience in our system,” said Belichick. “That’s a lot of things for us. Versatile, can play inside, play outside.”
During his 10 NFL seasons, Warren has played in 151 games and registered 303 total tackles, 35.5 sacks, 18 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
Warren gives New England the depth they needed on the defensive line, as both Mike Wright and Albert Haynesworth were missing from Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.
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