Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Patriots Acquire TE Will Yeatman
The Patriots have come to terms with tight end Will Yeatman, a graduate of the University of Maryland, according to reports. And by reports, I mean his own Twitter account.
The 6-foot-6, 270 pound Yeatman was a transfer from Notre Dame who overcame a broken finger last year. He played in just four games last year with 13 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. He also played lacrosse at both Notes Dame and Maryland (two of the better programs in the country).
He is not without baggage however, as he got a DUI at Notre Dame for driving his car on a sidewalk. He was later arrested for minor consumption of alcohol, which led to his transfer.
Making the 53-man roster is a stretch at this point, but I would guess Yeatman has a chance to make the practice squad and get some valuable NFL experience.
You can follow him on Twitter at @WYeatman88.