Bill Belichick really like Rutgers players. If you didn’t believe it before, how about now?
The Patriots signed another Rutgers grad on Wednesday, bringing in veteran offensive tackle Kevin Haslam. To make room for Haslam on the 90-man roster, the Patriots also waived undrafted rookie R.J. Mattes, who they signed just last week.
Haslam, 26, went undrafted and was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, playing in five games before being put on injured reserve. After missing the entire 2011 season, Haslam played in five games, starting three, for the San Diego Chargers in 2012.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman has played both tackle and guard, adding even more depth to the Patriots’ offensive line. He becomes the eighth Rutgers player on the Patriots’ 90-man roster, including the sixth Scarlet Knight to join the team this offseason.