Tuesday, April 30, 2013
DT Grissom rates highly for Pats
By Mike Reiss
The Patriots’ official list of rookie free agents should be announced in the coming days. Because those agreements can be fluid, and things can change quickly, we’ve avoided them unless they were independently confirmed.
One that we feel comfortable locking in is South Florida defensive tackle Cory Grissom.
The Patriots have Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick as their top returning interior linemen, while Armond Armstead of the Canadian Football League could be a factor.
Now Grissom joins the mix and his profile as a two-down run-stuffer seems to fit closest to Love’s.
EXTRA POINT: Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano will attend Patriots rookie minicamp, the Albany Times-Union reports. It is unclear if Vellano will be in attendance on a tryout basis, or if he has signed a contract.