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Thomas Welch | Tackle

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 310
College: Vanderbilt
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Bills signed OT Thomas Welch.
Welch has been bouncing around practice squads and bottom of rosters ever since the Patriots took him in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. He has eight career games and one start under his belt. RT Erik Pears (groin) landed on injured reserve Tuesday. Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:17:00 AM

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Eagles acquired OT Thomas Welch off waivers from the Rams.

Welch, 25, appeared in five games with St. Louis last season and struggled mightily as a pass blocker. He'll be only a camp body with Philadelphia.
Fri, May 4, 2012 06:27:00 PM

Rams signed OL Thomas Welch off the Patriots' practice squad.

St. Louis is desperate for big bodies up front after losing both LT Rodger Saffold, RT Jason Smith, and reserve Mark LeVoir to injuries. Seattle DE Chris Clemons whipped raw rookie Kevin Hughes for three sacks and two forced fumbles.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 04:41:00 PM

Patriots waived OG Thomas Welch.

Signed nine days ago, Welch worked as a sixth offensive lineman in jumbo packages against the Jets. Welch has practice squad eligibility remaining.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 06:26:00 PM

Patriots promoted OG Thomas Welch from the practice squad.

With RT Sebastian Vollmer set to miss his second straight game Sunday, Welch will provide depth along the Patriots' offensive line. Welch was active for New England's Week 1 win over the Dolphins.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 04:54:00 PM

Patriots waived OG Thomas Welch.

As expected, Welch was only on the roster for depth in the Monday night game. It's a sign that RT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and G/C Ryan Wendell (calf) are nearing a return. Welch will likely head back to the Patriots' practice squad.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:41:00 AM

Patriots promoted OG Thomas Welch from the practice squad and waived LB Jeff Tarpinian.

With both RT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and G/C Ryan Wendell (calf) out for New England's Week 1 tilt with the Dolphins, Welch should be in line to make his NFL debut. His stay on the roster is likely to be short.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 05:37:00 PM

Vikings signed OG Thomas Welch from their practice squad.

A seventh-round pick by the Patriots, Welch started his career as a tight end at Vanderbilt. He's a project for the Vikes.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Patriots signed seventh-round OG Thomas Welch to a four-year contract, including a $69,000 signing bonus.

Welch started out as a tight end at Vanderbilt before moving to tackle as a starter for his final two seasons. His long-term future is probably at guard, but he'll have to put in some time on the practice squad as a rookie.
Fri, Jun 4, 2010 05:05:00 PM

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