Patriots Sign Ex UFL Star Ahead Of Training Camp

The New England Patriots are getting ready for training camp and getting another player on their 90-man roster was part of the plan. According to multiple sources, the Patriots have agreed to sign undrafted guard Liam Fornadel on Tuesday.

Fornadel, 25, went undrafted out of James Madison University in 2021. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL before signing with the DC Defenders of the XFL. Fornadel moved on with the UFL in 2024 and now is he part of the Patriots. The 6-foot-4, 312-pounder looked like a good option for the Patriots and earned the final spot on the roster.

The Patriots had a few good reasons to get Fornadel. He is a talented guard who started every game for the Defenders during his two seasons with the team.

The UFL star and other Patriots players will showcase their talent in training camp

All Patriots players will get a chance to show their best football skills in training camp. Head coach Jerod Mayo and his crew will watch everyone perform. This would make things easier for the coaching staff. Mayo accepted a great challenge in the offseason and now he has to find the players who could perform at the highest level in the regular season.

Fornadel and other players, including rookies and injured players will showcase their skill set in training camp before Mayo shapes his 53-man roster. Patriots training camp starts on July 19.

Mayo warned Patriots veterans a few weeks ago. He has great expectations from this rookie class and younger players may actually get more positions than their experienced teammates. Training camp will clear all doubts and help Mayo pick the best players. Of course, there will always be enough room for improvement. Players go in and out all the time and injuries have direct impact on the game plan. Mayo has to create the perfect backup plan in case any of his players sustains season-ending injury.