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Patriots agree to two-year deal with OT LaAdrian Waddle

The New England Patriots addressed depth at offensive tackle by agreeing to a two-year deal with restricted free agent LaAdrian Waddle on Tuesday night.

Waddle, formerly of the Lions, was claimed on waivers by the Patriots in December. He was scheduled for restricted free agency this offseason, and his return through 2017 layers the depth chart at a position where Sebastian Vollmer and Marcus Cannon enter the final year of their contracts. Starting left tackle Nate Solder's deal ends after the 2017 season.

After claiming Waddle in December, coach Bill Belichick said, "We feel like he's a very talented guy and a solid guy. ... This is an experienced tackle who is still young and I think has a lot of good football in front of him. We'll see how he fits into our system."

The 6-foot-6, 328-pound Waddle played in one game with the Patriots last season. A shoulder injury sidelined him the rest of the season.

Waddle, who started 24 games for the Lions from 2013-2015, turns 25 in July.

His two-year contract is worth $2.425 million before incentives, and includes a $250,000 signing bonus, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports.