It turns out that Trent Brown is not going to be the only loss from New England’s offensive line this offseason, as LaAdrian Waddle has officially signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.
Acquired from the Detroit Lions in 2015, Waddle had done an admirable job as a fill-in for the Patriots through various injuries over the years, and actually appeared in every game for the Patriots this past season, and appeared as a starter in three games.
The 6-foot-6 Waddle appeared in 12 games during the 2017 season, including four as New England’s starting right tackle, and notched the first postseason start of his career when he got the call for the AFC Divisional Round win over the Tennessee Titans.
The loss of Waddle, while not a major one like the loss of Brown (who will most likely be replaced by 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn), almost guarantees that the Patriots are going to add another tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Bill Belichick and Co. will enter this year’s draft with 12 draft picks.