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New England Patriots Signings: Patriots Come To Terms With LS Ryan Coulson

According to Christopher Price of, the Patriots have signed long snapper Ryan Coulson from the University of Nevada to a contract.

In college, Coulson was primarily a defensive end as he has 99 career tackles and five sacks in five years with the Nevada Wolfpack. Coulson recorded a career year on Nevada’s line last season, coming up with 55 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He also served as the team’s long snapper in 2010.

At 6-3, 243 pounds, Coulson was considered a little undersized for a defensive lineman by many NFL teams. He ultimately decided it was better that he enter the draft as uniquely a long snapper, to draw more interest in teams. Coulson will join the Patriots practice squad and hope make the team.

Coulson has been pretty used to winning in college though. His Nevada Wolfpack finished 2010 with a 13-1 record including a victory over Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. If it’s any consolation, Coulson does know how to win.