The Patriots have signed G/C Jamey Richard, according to league sources.
The 27-year old Richard is 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, and was originally a 7th round pick of the Colts in 2008 out of the University of Buffalo, though he has New England roots: he was born in Weston, Conn. and played at Weston High.
Richard played in 48 games over four seasons with Indianapolis, with 11 starts (seven in ’08 and four in 2010).
He and two other free-agent offensive linemen were in Foxborough this week for workouts with the team, and with Richard signing, it was clear the team was in the market for a lineman to help with depth and not just doing due diligence with their visits.
Richard is the 90th man on the Patriots’ roster, meaning they have now reached the NFL offseason limit.