FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Anthony Clement and first-year free agent wide receiver Chris Dunlap today. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Clement, 32, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (1998-2004), San Francisco 49ers (2005) and New York Jets (2006-07). The 6-foot-8-inch, 320-pound offensive tackle has played in 128 career games with 107 starts. He started at right tackle for the Jets in every game in each of the last two seasons. He was signed by the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2006 after spending the 2005 season with the 49ers, when he started six of 14 games for San Francisco. Clement spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Cardinals after being selected by Arizona in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft (36th overall) out of Louisiana-Lafayette. After playing in one game as a rookie in 1998, he went on to start 45 straight contests for the Cardinals from 1999-2001. He was the only Arizona player to participate in every offensive snap in 2001, a season during which the Cardinals allowed just 29 sacks, the second-lowest total in franchise history. He once again played every offensive snap for Arizona in 2003. Clement was released by the Jets on March 4, 2008.
Dunlap, 22, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 14, 2007. The 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound receiver participated in the Patriots' 2007 training camp before being released on Sept. 1, 2007. Dunlap attended Georgia Tech.