Patriots

Patriots

The New England Patriots are losing LaAdrian Waddle, but they'll still see him twice this season.

The free-agent offensive tackle has signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Saturday.

Waddle seems ready to join his new club, too.

https://twitter.com/LaAdrianWaddle/status/1107010767855996928

The 27-year-old played in all 16 games for the Patriots last season but was on the field for just 30.5 percent of their offensive snaps, mainly serving as a backup swing tackle. He did make three starts in 2018 when starting right tackle Marcus Cannon missed time due to injury.

Waddle joins Trent Brown as the second offensive lineman to leave New England in free agency, as the Patriots could use some tackle depth behind Cannon and second-year Isaiah Wynn. 

After Waddle's signing, the Patriots have seven free agents who were on the 2018 squad and remain unsigned: running back Jeremy Hill, wide receiver Chris Hogan, defensive tackle Danny Shelton, linebackers Albert McClellan and Ramon Humber, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and punter Ryan Allen.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.