The Patriots have claimed rookie defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles off waivers.
The former South Carolina player was waived by the New York Giants on Saturday as the Giants trimmed their roster to 53 players. He'll be added to the Patriots 53-man roster.
Wanna thank the New York Giants for opportunity. Now it's time to get to work the Patriots. #Patriots— kelcy quarles (@KelcyQuarles) August 31, 2014
Quarles is 6-foot-4 and 297 pounds. In three seasons for South Carolina, he accounted for 105 tackles, including 23.5 for a loss, and 13 sacks. He had 9.5 sacks in 2013 before entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent.