2012 NFL Free Agents: Patriots Sign Former Denver Bronco Spencer Larsen

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 23, 2012

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 27: Spencer Larsen #46 runs after catching a pass from Kyle Orton #8  of the Denver Broncos during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 27, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
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The New England Patriots and fullback Spencer Larsen have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, according to ESPN Boston

The 6'2", 245-pounder visited with the Patriots earlier this week, and apparently both sides felt like they could get a deal done. 

The one thing that sticks out to me the most is that Larsen played under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when he was head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010. In those two seasons in McDaniels' offense, Larsen ran for just 18 yards on three attempts while catching five passes for 51 yards and one touchdown. 

Larsen is a rather interesting player as he not only can play fullback but he can also play linebacker. In fact, Larsen was listed as a linebacker in 2008 and 2009, playing in 23 games and starting four of them. 

With this signing, it certainly puts Lousaka Polite's future up in the air as he has one year left on his $700,000 contract with New England. Perhaps the team could keep both on the roster as Polite could be used as a lead blocker, while Larsen can not only play fullback but also play linebacker and some special teams. 


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