FOXBORO, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the signing of DE Sterling Plamer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Palmer, 28, played four seasons with the Washington Redskins (1993-96) before suffering a knee injury which sidelined him for the past two seasons.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 278-pound defensive tackle started 44 of 49 games during his career with the Redskins and amassed 229 tackles and 11 sacks.
He was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL draft (101st overall) following a career at Florida State.
During his first three seasons he started 39 consecutive games at defensive end for Washington. Palmer led all Redskin defensive linemen with 4.5 sacks in 1993 and 90 tackles in 1994.