FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have signed
eight undrafted rookie free agents, including an All-American
wrestler projected as an offensive lineman.
John Wise played one year of college football as a defensive
tackle at Western Illinois before transferring to Illinois, where
he qualified three times for the NCAA wrestling championships.
Patriots guard Stephen Neal was also a collegiate wrestler.
The other players signed are wide receiver Bryan Anderson from
Central Michigan; safeties Sergio Brown from Notre Dame and Ross
Ventrone from Villanova; defensive linemen Dane Fletcher from
Montana State and Kyle Love of Mississippi State; cornerback
Terrence Johnson from California of Pennsylvania; and running back
Pat Paschall of North Dakota State.
All eight will participate in rookie minicamp starting Friday.