Tom Curran is reporting that the Patriots have signed former USC and Toronto Argonauts defensive tackle Armond Armstead.
The Patriots have signed Armond Armstead, according to a source. Former USC player was productive as CFL pass rusher in 2012. #PatriotsTalk
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) January 22, 2013
Armstead has worked out for several teams over the past few weeks including the Eagles and Colts.
After missing the entire 2011 season at USC due to a heart attack, Armstead landed in the CFL 2012. In his debut season with the Argonauts, Armstead record six sacks and help lead them to a Grey Cup victory.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has called Armstead “the equivalent of a high draft pick.”