The New England Patriots announced that they’ve signed S Vinnie Sunseri and rookie OL Kyler Kerbyson to contracts on Sunday.
New England brought Sunseri in for a workout back in May, but didn’t sign him to a contract at the time.
Sunseri, 22, was taken in the fifth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Saints. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,396,500 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $600,000 when the Saints placed him on waivers back on April 25.
In 2015, Sunseri was unfortunately waived with the injury designation after he suffered an ACL injury, and later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list where he remained for the entire season.
During his rookie season, Sunseri appeared in nine games for the Saints and recorded five tackles and no interceptions.
Kerbyson, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Tennessee a few months ago. This will be his first opportunity with an NFL team.
During his college career, Kerbyson was a two-year starter who started all 13 games at left tackle during his sernior season. Before that, Kerbyson worked as a right and left tackles, as well as left guard.