FOXBORO, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed offensive guard Sale Isaia (pronounced Saul-AY E-sigh-YA) and waived tackle Josh Rawlings today. New England also added defensive lineman Carl Bradley to their practice squad.
Isaia, 28, played in all four of the Oakland Raiders games this preseason, but was released following training camp. He spent the 2000 NFL Europe League season with the Frankfurt Galaxy and played in all 10 games. The 6-foot-5-inch, 320-pound tackle was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Cleveland Browns and spent the season on injured reserve. He saw action on special teams and short yardage situations in nine games for the Baltimore Ravens in 1996. Isaia spent both the 1998 and 1997 campaigns on the Ravens injured reserve list.
Rawlings, 23, was claimed of off waivers by the Patriots on Aug. 23 and participated in one preseason game. He also saw action in two games for the Chiefs this preseason at offensive tackle before he was put on waivers on Aug. 21, 2000. He originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie free agent on April 20, 2000. The 6-foot-3-inch, 305-pound tackle was a three-year letterman at Minnesota (1997-99).
Bradley, 22, played in three games for the Buccaneers this preseason and recorded three tackles. He originally signed with Tampa Bay on April 16, 2000 as a rookie free agent but was released on Aug. 27, 2000. The 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound defensive lineman was a four-year letterman (1996-99) at Virginia Tech. He played in 40 games, including 23 starts, and totaled 171 tackles, including 6.5 sacks with the Hokies.