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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Patriots Sign Matt Katula

Snap judgment: Katula brought aboard
Article By: Mark Farinella Sun Chronicle Staff

FOXBORO - The Patriots' kicking crew is now 100 percent different than it was last year at this time.
In addition to the signing of placekicker Shayne Graham to replace Stephen Gostkowski, lost for the season with a torn quadriceps muscle in his right leg, the Patriots also jettisoned their malfunctioning long-snapper, Jake Ingram, and signed former Baltimore long-snapper Matt Katula to replace him.
Add to that the elevation of rookie Zoltan Mesko to the punting job this year, and it's a 3-for-3 turnover in the kicking department from this point last November.
Katula (6-6, 265) is a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Ravens, having originally been signed as a rookie free agent out of Wisconsin in 2005. He played in 80 NFL regular-season games and six postseason games, but was waived early in training camp...

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