Patriots Sign LB Paris Lenon
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Posted May 27, 2009


The New England Patriots have added another linebacker to their defense Patriots Insider has learned. PI confirmed that free agent Paris Lenon has signed a deal to join the Patriots.

Former Detroit Lions linebacker Paris Lenon has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots after visiting the team recently. Lenon was one of two confirmed free agent visitors to Gillette Stadium in the past week. Former St. Louis Rams linebacker Pisa Timoisamoa was in Foxboro on Tuesday.

Lenon's agent Jon Persch told Patriots Insider that his client is eager to get started with the team.

"Paris is excited to finally be a part of a winning organization and eager to contribute in whatever way Coach Bellichik [sic] and his staff see fit," Persch said via email. "Now quite simply he's eager to go to work."

The former Lion endured the worst record in football last year when the Lions managed to go 0-16 for the season. Moving to the Patriots offers him a chance to experience a winning culture, one that hasn't had a losing season under head coach Bill Belichick

Lenon will undoubtedly serve multiple duties, most likely as an inside linebacker behind Tedy Bruschi and Jerod Mayo. He'll compete for playing time with second-year player Gary Guyton, rookie Antonio Appleby and veterans Vinny Ciurciu, Eric Alexander.

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