- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with Canadian Football League defensive end/outside linebacker Jason Vega, a source confirmed.
The deal has yet to be announced, since Vega will have to first be released from his contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, which should happen by next month. Vega recorded 12 sacks over the past two seasons for Winnipeg.
Vega will become the second defensive lineman the Patriots have plucked from the CFL this offseason, after they agreed to terms with Armond Armstead earlier this week.
The 25-year old Vega worked out for the Patriots in December. At 6-foot-4 and 256 pounds, he projects to either defensive end or outside linebacker in New England's 4-3 defense.
Vega is a Brockton, Mass., native and played at Northeastern, where he tallied 41 sacks over four seasons and was a CAA Academic All-Conference selection.
The agreement was first reported by Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe.