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New England adds another former Raider

9/28/2009

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

The New England Patriots just announced they have signed former Oakland defensive tackle Terdell Sands.

Sands was a surprise cut by the Raiders on the final cut day because Oakland had paid him a $1 million-plus roster bonus earlier this season. Sands, though, was a disappointing player for the Raiders.

Despite his massive frame, Sands was fairly ineffective in Oakland. He has 12 career starts.

Sands is the third Oakland player New England has added since the start of training camp. It signed quarterback Andrew Walter (he has since been cut) and traded for defensive end Derrick Burgess.