The Patriots have signed QB Andrew Walter. (Getty Images)
The Patriots have officially announced that they've signed free-agent quarterback Andrew Walter.
To make room for Walter, the team confirmed that Matt Gutierrez has been released.
Walter (6-6, 230) spent the last four seasons with Oakland. He entered the league in 2005 as a third-round draft choice out of Arizona State.
Walter has started nine of 15 games and completed 174 of 333 passes for 1,919 yards and three touchdowns. After spending his rookie season as the third quarterback in 2005, Walter saw significant action in 2006. He started eight of 12 games and completed 147 of 276 passes for 1,677 yards and three touchdowns. Walter saw action in three games with one start during the 2007-08 campaigns. Walter was waived by Oakland on July 30, 2009.
More analysis on this move to come.