FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed offensive tackle Lance Nimmo to their practice squad today. New England's practice squad is now at its full compliment of eight players after cornerback Earthwind Moreland was signed to the active roster on Nov. 6.
Nimmo, 25, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5-inch, 303-pounder spent the spring of 2004 in NFL Europe, where he started all 10 games for the Cologne Centurions. He was a member of the New York Jets in 2003 and was listed among the day-of-game inactives for all 16 games. The Jets released the New Castle, Pa. native at the end of the preseason on Sept. 4, 2004. He was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on Sept. 7 and remained with Cleveland until being released from the practice squad on Oct. 6.
Nimmo attended West Virginia University, where he played in 44 games and earned first-team All-Big East Conference honors as a senior in 2002.