The Patriots’ decision to sign former XFL guard Liam Fornadel probably doesn’t need to be read into, but the details of his contract are pretty interesting.

He might have a legitimate shot to stick around in New England.

Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 in Houston shared details of Fornadel’s contract Friday, revealing it’s a three-year deal worth just under $3 million. If you’re looking at the money, you likely believe he was brought in for training camp depth. Is it common for guys fresh off a stint in the UFL get a three-year deal, though?

New England isn’t going to rely on a guy who has never played a snap in the NFL, but it’s not entirely impossible Fornadel cracks the roster.

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The Patriots aren’t just looking for help at left tackle, as a long-term injury to Cole Strange has opened up multiple spots on the offensive line. Fornadel was an All-UFL team member and had interest from the Green Bay Packers before signing with New England.

It’s a bit crazy to talk about backup offensive lineman in June, but this one has a legit shot at sticking.

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