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Thomas Welch
OT #66
Height:
6-6
Weight:
300
College:
Vanderbilt
Experience:
1
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 27 1
2013 BUF 16 0
2012 BUF 3 0
2011 STL 5 0
2011 NE 3 1
2010 MIN 0 0

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Biography

Thomas Welch was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (208th overall) of the 2010 NFL draft ... Waived by the Patriots (9/4/10) ... Signed by Minnesota to the practice squad (9/6/10) .. Signed by Minnesota to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (12/14/10) ... Waived by Minnesota (9/3/11) ... Signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster (9/12/11) ...  Released by the Patriots (9/14/11) ... Signed by the Patriots to the practice squad (9/15/11) ... Signed from the practice squad to to 53-man roster (10/2/11).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Thomas Welch was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (208th overall) of the 2010 NFL draft ... Waived by the Patriots (9/4/10) ... Signed by Minnesota to the practice squad (9/6/10) .. Signed by Minnesota to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (12/14/10) ... Waived by Minnesota (9/3/11) ... Signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster (9/12/11) ...  Released by the Patriots (9/14/11) ... Signed by the Patriots to the practice squad (9/15/11) ... Signed from the practice squad to to 53-man roster (10/2/11).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2011 (1/1)

  • Saw his first NFL action in a start at tight end, seeing time primarily as a blocker against the Raiders (10/2).


2010 (0/0 - Minnesota)

  • Went to training camp with New England after joining the team as a seventh round draft pick.
  • After being released by New England at the end of training camp, he was signed to the Minnesota practice squad.
  • Joined the Minnesota 53-man roster on Dec. 14 but was inactive for the final four games of the season.



COLLEGE

  • Switched to left tackle and started 11 games as a senior despite dealing with an ankle sprain through the final six weeks of the season.
  • Started all 13 games at right tackle in 2008, playing more than 90 percent of the Commodores' offensive plays during the season.
  • After missing the first two games as a sophomore, participated in every game as the team's top offensive tackle reserve.
  • After redshirting in 2005, moved from tight end to offensive tackle and saw action in seven games in 2006.


PERSONAL
  • Born June 19, 1987.
  • Mother, Jennifer Wallens, played college basketball at Rollins (Fla.) College, older brother pitched at Southern Illinois and older sister, Shannon, played collegiate volleyball.
  • Earned a degree in Economics in December 2009.

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