Patriots transaction

Posted on December 13, 2007 
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The Patriots have just announced that they have signed tight end Stephen Spach and placed defensive lineman Mike Wright on the reserve/injured list. Wright will miss the remainder of the 2007 season with a foot injury.

Spach (pronounced “Spock”), 25, is in his second NFL season and played in 13 games with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005. The 6-foot-4-inch, 250-pound tight end was with the Minnesota Vikings this past offseason and was released in the final preseason roster cutdown on Sept. 2, 2007. The Fresno State product was originally signed by Philadelphia as a rookie free agent prior to the 2005 season. He earned a spot on the Eagles’ opening day roster and played in 13 games with one start for Philadelphia as a rookie, catching seven passes for 42 yards. He was released by the Eagles following their 2006 training camp and spent the 2006 season out of football. He was signed by the Vikings on Jan. 9, 2007. He will wear No. 82 with the Patriots.

Wright, 25, has played in 38 games with five starts since being signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2005. The 6-foot-4-inch, 295-pound defensive lineman played in nine games with one start for the Patriots this season and recorded 12 tackles (9 solo). Last season, Wright played in all 16 games with four starts and totaled a career-high 47 tackles (32 solo) and also totaled seven special teams tackles. As a rookie in 2005, Wright played in 13 games and recorded 16 tackles (10 solo) before being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury just prior to the 2005 playoffs. Wright has recorded 75 career tackles (51 solo), including one sack, and has had one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and nine special teams tackles.

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