Patriots key acquisitions in 2011
The Patriots also signed defensive end Mark Anderson (right). Anderson, who played four seasons with the Bears and last year with the Texans, is 6 feet 4 inches and 255 pounds. The Bears drafted Anderson out of Alabama in the fifth round in 2006. He had a dynamic season, leading all rookies with 12 sacks. In his career, he has 25 1/2 sacks and has forced five fumbles in 77 games.