Free-agent LB Paris Lenon has agreed to undisclosed terms with the Patriots, his agent told Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe:
- “Paris is excited to finally be a part of a winning organization and eager to contribute in whatever way Coach (Bill) Belichick and his staff see fit. Now, quite simply, he’s eager to go to work,” Jon Persch of Allegiant Management told the Globe.
Lenon, who led the Lions with 121 tackles last season, will join Jerod Mayo and Tedy Bruschi as the Patriots’ inside linebackers. New England recently has excelled at plugging veteran linebackers into their 3-4 defense.
The Patriots were in the market for some linebacker depth after rookie Tyrone McKenzie tore an anterior cruciate ligament during rookie minicamp, ending his season. The Patriots also waived 2008 sixth-round draft pick Bo Ruud earlier this offseason.