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New England Patriots Signings: Pats Come To Terms With Five UDFAs

According to Mike Rodak of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots have come to terms with five additional undrafted rookie free agents.

The Pats came to terms with offensive guard Mike Berry (Auburn), kicker Chris Koepplin (UMass), linebacker Aaron Lavarias (Idaho), defensive end Alex Silvestro (Rutgers) and offensive tackle Corey Woods (Akron) on Wednesday. These five will join Will Yeatman, Jeff Tarpinan, Kyle Hix, Jeremy Ross, Clay Nurse, Anthony Leonard, and Ryan Coulson as undrafted rookies who will be seeking a roster spot.

Rodak takes a look at the new comers:

Berry, 6-3, 316 pounds, started in 35 games while appearing in 45 with Auburn. He started all 14 games in 2010 at right guard and was part of an offensive line that paved the way for 254 yards rushing and 519 yards of total offense in the national championship win over Oregon.

Koepplin, 6-3, 210 pounds, played two seasons at UMass in 2006 and 2007 after transferring from Nassau Community College. At UMass, he became the career record holder in PAT percentage (98.0) and was second in field goal percentage (71.0). Koepplin played for the Manchester Wolves of the Arena Football 2 League in 2008 and 2009.

Lavarias, 6-2, 255 pounds, was named second team All-WAC as a senior in 2010 after finishing with 52 total tackles and 10.0 sacks. He was Idaho's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2009.

Silvestro, 6-3, 267 pounds, began his career at Rutgers as a linebacker before moving to defensive end and defensive tackle. As a senior in 2010, he had 56 total tackles, 14.5 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks.

Woods, 6-5, 300 pounds, was a four-year starter at Akron, who played at both left and right tackle during his college career. He played his first two seasons at right tackle before moving to the left side as a junior in 2009.

(via ESPN Boston)

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