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Patriots make it official, sign DL Armond Armstead

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  February 1, 2013 09:56 AM

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The Patriots officially announced the signing of defensive lineman Armond Armstead Friday, the first of two Canadian Football League signings for the team since their AFC championship loss to the Ravens.

Armstead, 22, played the last season for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL, collecting 43 tackles and six sacks. The 6-5, 298-pound Southern California product went undrafted because of a heart attack he endured in college after being injected with painkillers. He is suing USC, University Park Health Center, USC team physician James Tibone, and an unnamed pharmaceutical company because of the heart attack.

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