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Patriots to sign another from CFL

Posted by Greg A. Bedard  January 26, 2013 01:18 PM

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Defensive lineman Armond Armstead won't be the only Canadian Football League player with the Patriots this offseason. The team has agreed to terms with Brockton native and former Northeastern standout end/linebacker Jason Vega on a contract, CFL and NFL sources said.

The Blue Bombers have to release him from his contract before he can sign with an NFL team.

Contract details aren't known, but similar structure to Armstead (three years) with less guaranteed money

Vega (6-4, 255 pounds) ran 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had 12 sacks in two seasons with the Blue Bombers.

I'll have more on Armstead, Vega and why the Patriots suddenly like Molson beer so much in Sunday notes. But for now, here's a CFL executive on Vega:

“You see the same kind of stuff that a Ninkovich does. He does show ability to get to the quarterback with a high motor and some pretty good technique. He’s an OK athlete, like Ninkovich, but he makes plays.”
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