The New England Patriots just added some size and depth in the offensive line today as the team inked guard Tyronne Green to a deal. Green;s agents, Schwartz and Feinsod, have confirmed the signed via Twitter.
Green was one of the four players brought in last week for workouts and wasn't initially offered a contract, but the Pats like what they saw. The signing of Green now leaves the Patriots with 89 players on its roster, with just one slot open.
Green, an Auburn University product, was the starting left guard last season for the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers drafted Green in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and has made 28 career starts in 41 games. Green can be somewhat versatile as well, playing some center in his NFL career. The 27 year old guard from Pensacola, Florida is switching teams for the first time in his four year NFL career.
Tyronne Green will join Logan Mankins and Marcus Cannon, however Belichick would prefer Cannon at tackle, on the depth chart at left guard and bringing some serious depth to that position, and the line in general. The Patriots had lost their backup Donald Thomas earlier in the offseason to the Indianapolis Colts, so, Green's signing will come in handy for the Patriots.
Before Green's signing, the Pats had undrafted free agents Josh Kline, Chris McDonald, and Matt Stankiewitch playing on the inside of the offensive line.