Pats sign two 2nd-rounders, 4 others
The 6-foot-3, 330-pound Brace, from Boston College, could provide insurance if the Pats do not re-sign nose tackle Vince Wilfork, whose contract expires after the season.
Vollmer (6-8, 315) grew up in Germany and didn't play football until he was 14.
The Patriots also announced the signings of third-round pick Brandon Tate, a receiver from North Carolina; fifth-round pick offensive lineman George Bussey; sixth-round pick defensive lineman Myron Pryor; and seventh-round pick Julian Edelman, who played quarterback at Kent State but will move to receiver.
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