Former Falcons OT Svitek Signs with New England

The New England Patriots have struck again this time they have inked former Atlanta Falcons OT Will Svitek for depth along the offensive line.  Svitek missed 2012 with an injury but he was very effective in 2011 for Atlanta.

Born in the Czech Republic, he is 31, 6’6”, 308 lbs and he would join Zoltan Mesko and possibly Sebastian Vollmer, should he re-sign, as Patriots players born outside of the United States.

In 2005 he was a 6th round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs out of Stanford.  After three seasons in Kansas City he was waived in 2008 during training camp.  He spent the 2008 season out of football and in 2009 was signed by Atlanta.

He has played 61 NFL games and has started 16 in his career.

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