FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed eight players today. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed. The players signed include seventh-year veteran linebacker Vinnie Ciurciu, second-year defensive tackle Steve Williams, first-year running back Omar Cuff, first-year wide receiver Robert Ortiz and four rookie free agents - wide receiver Tyree Barnes, running back Eric Kettani, punter Aaron Perez and wide receiver Shun White. The players' roster lines are listed below.
Player Pos. Ht Wt Born Exp. College Hometown
Barnes, Tyree WR 6-0 196 4/15/1986 R Navy Hampton, Va.
Ciurciu, Vinnie LB 5-11 235 5/2/1980 7 Boston College Paramus, N.J.
Cuff, Omar RB 5-9 195 9/24/1984 1 Delaware Springdale, Md.
Kettani, Eric RB 5-11 235 3/26/1987 R Navy Kirtland, Ohio
Ortiz, Robert WR 6-1 188 5/30/1983 1 San Diego State San Diego, Calif.
Perez, Aaron P 6-2 231 8/28/1986 R UCLA Covina, Calif.
White, Shun WR 5-8 195 12/9/1985 R Navy Memphis, Tenn.
Williams, Steve DL 6-2 306 9/21/1981 2 Northwest Missouri St. Bolingbrook, Ill.