FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed rookie guard Dan Stevenson today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. New England selected Stevenson in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Stevenson, 23, attended Notre Dame, where he played in 44 games with 35 starts over four seasons, starting the final 34 games of his college career. The 6-foot-5-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman was named Notre Dame's top lineman in 2005 after starting all 12 games at right guard for an offense that averaged 36.7 points and 477.3 yards per game.
He was part of an offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks during the 2005 season.