|Patriots sign Bobby Carpenter|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, April 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm ET
Bobby Carpenter Profile
The New England Patriots signed veteran free agent linebacker Bobby Carpenter.
Carpenter, 28, is a former Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick who has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
The 6-foot-2, 249-pounder was originally drafted 18th overal in 2006 out of Ohio State.
He has played in 89 NFL games with 10 starts and has 165 tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, 3 1/2 sacks, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
After four seasons with Dallas, Carpenter was traded by the Cowboys to the St. Louis Rams on May 10, 2010 for offensive tackle Alex Barron.
He was released by the Rams prior to the start of the 2010 season and was signed by the Miami Dolphins.
He played in five games with two starts for the Dolphins in 2010 before being cut and signing with the Detroit Lions, where he finished the 2010 season.
Last season, Carpenter played in 16 games with three starts for the Lions and recorded 29 total tackles and his first career interception at Dallas on Oct. 2 and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
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