Offensive lineman John Welbourn, who started every game at right guard last season for the Kansas City Chiefs, signed yesterday with the New England Patriots. The Patriots released rookie defensive lineman Chris Norwell.
Welbourn joins the Patriots about a month before they open their NFL season against his former team in Foxborough on Sept. 7. He was released in February after his fourth season with the Chiefs.
- Patriots sign veteran offensive guard Welbourn – Globe Sports