The reported deal is for four years:
Welch will battle for a job in training camp with a crowded group at tackle. There are three players there who started for long stretches in 2009 (Matt Light, Nick Kaczur, Sebastian Vollmer), and a fourth (Mark LeVoir) who got plenty of playing time.
What could help the 6-foot-7, 310-pounder would be if Kaczur's appearance at guard during minicamp last week is more than just a cameo at the position in Logan Mankins' absence.
The following are draft picks that remain unsigned by the Patriots:
1st Round (27th Overall) – Devin McCourty, CB -- Rutgers
2nd Round (42nd) – Rob Gronkowski, TE -- Arizona
2nd Round (53rd) – Jermaine Cunningham, OLB -- Florida
2nd Round (62nd) – Brandon Spikes, LB -- Florida
4th Round (113th) – Aaron Hernandez, TE -- Florida
5th Round (150th) – Zoltan Mesko, P -- Michigan
7th Round (247th) – Brandon Deaderick, DL -- Alabama
7th Round (248th) – Kade Weston, DL -- Georgia
7th Round (250th) – Zac Robinson, QB -- Oklahoma State