In the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Armstead, an NFL team will be getting the equivalent of a high draft pick months before the April draft. The 22-year-old former USC standout went to Canada to prove he was healthy enough to play football again after suffering a heart attack, the subject of a lawsuit against the school in which Armstead alleges the attack was brought on by painkillers.
Patriots just signed him. Hey look, a little offseason good news to help turn the page. He’s just what the Patriots needed this oddseason and they’ve already got one piece in place.
Can confirm via a source that the Patriots have signed Armond Armstead. Product of USC that played in the CFL last year.
— Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) January 22, 2013