Former Pats TE coach lands in UFL

Former Patriots tight ends coach Shane Waldron has joined the coaching staff of the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League, the team announced today.

Waldron, who played college football at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., was promoted to tight ends coach in New England in 2009 after one season as a coaching assistant. From 2002-2004, he had spent three seasons as a football operations intern/operations assistant with the Patriots.

The Patriots have had a complete overhaul at the tight end spot, with their top two players (Benjamin Watson, Chris Baker) no longer with the club. The team has also yet to name an official tight ends coach at this time.

As for the UFL and its standing in the world of football, ESPN NFL senior football analyst Chris Mortensen reports today on an interesting development linking the UFL and NFL.