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Gerard Warren Back in the Fold

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Gerard Warren is back.
Gerard Warren is back.

In just over 24 hours, the Patriots have gone from well-stocked along to the defensive line, to absolutely overloaded.  The latest Patriots addition? The team has re-signed defensive lineman Gerard Warren to a one year deal.

Warren initially signed with the Patriots last offseason one a one year contract.  When Ty Warren went down for the season, Gerard stepped up and was inserted into the starting line-up.  Warren played all over the Patriots line, seeing time at nose tackle, left end, and right end, with most of his playing time coming at the latter position.

As a right end, the 33 year old mammoth recorded 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks.  His ability to put pressure on the quarterback and stuff the run was a nice bonus for a team that was depleted along the defensive line.

Of course, the team is no longer depleted along the defensive line with the additions of Warren, Albert Haynesworth, Shaun Ellis, Andre Carter, and Mark Anderson since the beginning of training camp.  So, by no means is Warren guaranteed a roster spot.  However, I could see Warren competing with players such as Ron Brace, Kyle Love, or Myron Pryor for one or two roster spots.