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New England Patriots Signings: Patriots Sign West Virginia Linebacker Anthony Leonard

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the New England Patriots and undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Anthony Leonard have agreed to a contract.

Leonard played four seasons at West Virginia University, where he totaled 165 total tackles, two sacks and an interception. Leonard recorded his best season as a Mountaineer as a senior, as his 65 tackles in 2010 was career high for him. Based on his low number of career sacks, Leonard’s best strengths don’t lie in the pass rush.

Like many of the undrafted rookies the Patriots signed today, Leonard will likely take a spot in the Patriots practice squad and fight for a roster spot in Training Camp. Even though the odds may be against him, Leonard is just excited for the opportunity to play in the National Football League, and with the Patriots.

“It’s definitely exciting and it’s a dream come true. It’s a blessing just to say that you’ve signed with a team, I’m just livin it up right now, living for the moment, because it’s only going to last for so long and then it’s back to work.” (via West Virginia Metro News)