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Patriots sign former Blue Bombers DL Vega

TSN.ca Staff

2/19/2013 9:41:53 AM

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Jason Vega will be giving the NFL a try next season.

Vega, a native of Brockton, Mass. who played college football at Northeastern, signed with the New England Patriots on Tuesday.

Vega couldn't officially sign with the Patriots until he became a free agent last Friday.

Vega spent the last two seasons with the Blue Bombers, posting 66 tackles and 12 sacks.