Patriots Re-Sign Offensive Tackle LaAdrian Waddle
The Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year contract with free-agent offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The deal makes Waddle a possible replacement for left tackle Nate Solder, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants.
Waddle filled in at right tackle last season when starter Marcus Cannon was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Waddle started four regular-season games and one playoff game in Cannon's absence.
The Patriots other options for protecting Tom Brady's blindside at the left tackle spot include 2017 undrafted free-agent Cole Croston and six-year veteran Matt Tobin, who signed a one-year, $815,000 deal with the Patriots last week.
Cameron Fleming, who along with Waddle was one of the Patriots top backups at offensive tackle in 2017, is an unrestricted free agent.