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Ryan Wendell
G #62
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.
Experience:
8
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 80 49
2016 CAR 1 0
2015 NE 2 0
2014 NE 14 12
2013 NE 16 16
2012 NE 16 16
2011 NE 14 3
2010 NE 15 2
2009 NE 2 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/29/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by New England (11/7/15)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by New England (3/31/14)...Signed to contract extension by New England (9/16/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by New England (12/31/09)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/24/09)...Waived by New England (9/22/09)...Signed as a free agent by New England (12/30/08)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/24/08)...Waived by New England (8/26/08)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New England (5/1/08).

GP/GS
Career (80/49) [12/7]; 2016 (1/0); 2015 (2/0); 2014 (14/12) [3/3]; 2013 (16/16) [2/2]; 2012 (16/16) [2/2]; 2011 (14/3) [3/0]; 2010 (15/2) [1/0]; 2009 (2/0) [1/0].

2016
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/29/16)...Played in one game for Carolina and dressed but did not play in four games…Saw action on special teams at Seattle (12/24).

2015
Inactive with an illness for the first five games before playing in the next two games for New England...Placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury (11/7).

2014
Played in 14 games with 12 starts, 10 at right guard and two at center, for New England...Inactive with a knee injury at Minnesota (9/14) and versus Oakland (9/21)...Started at right guard versus Cincinnati (10/5) before opening at center in place of an injured Bryan Stork at Buffalo (10/12) and versus the New York Jets (10/16)...Started the last nine games at right guard...POSTSEASON: Started all three games...Opened at right guard in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10), at center in place of an injured Stork in AFC Championship versus Indianapolis (1/18) and at right guard in Super Bowl XLIX victory against Seattle (2/1)...At Kansas City (9/29): Inserted at right guard in the fourth quarter and proceeded to start 10 of the next 12 games at the position.

2013
Started 16 games at center for the second consecutive season for New England...Contributed to unit that finished third in the NFL in scoring, seventh in total offense, ninth in rushing offense and 10th in passing offense...POSTSEASON: Started at center in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Indianapolis (1/11) and AFC Championship at Denver (1/19)...Vs. Pittsburgh (11/3): Part of offense that amassed 610 yards, the third most in team history.

2012
Started a career-high 16 games at center for New England...Led all NFL players in playing time by participating in 1,379 totals snaps - 1,231 on offense and 148 on special teams...Anchored offensive line that helped the Patriots rank first in the NFL in total offense and scoring, fourth in passing offense and seventh in rushing offense...POSTSEASON: Started at center in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Houston (1/13) and AFC Championship versus Baltimore (1/20)...At Buffalo (9/30): Paved the way for two 100-yard rushers as Brandon Bolden produced 137 yards and Stevan Ridley tallied 106 yards...Vs. Denver (10/7): Cleared paths for New England to compile 251 yards rushing...Marked the first time since 1978 the Patriots gained 200 yards rushing in consecutive games.

2011
Played in 14 games with three starts, two at center and one at left guard, for New England...Inactive with a calf injury at Miami (9/12) and versus San Diego (9/18)...Started at center in place of an injured Dan Connolly at Philadelphia (11/27) and also made a start at center at Denver (12/18)...Opened at left guard in place of an injured Logan Makins at Buffalo (1/1)...POSTSEASON: Played in all three games: AFC Divisional Playoff versus Denver (1/14), AFC Championship versus Baltimore (1/22) and Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants (2/5).

2010
Played in 15 games with two starts at right guard for New England...Inactive at Cleveland (11/7)...Started at right guard in place of an injured Dan Connolly at Buffalo (12/26) and versus Miami (1/2)...Lined up at right guard in goal-line situations during the season when Connolly moved to fullback...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/16).

2009
Played in two games and was inactive for one game in two stints on New England's active roster in addition to spending 13 games on the Patriots' practice squad...Made NFL debut in season opener versus Buffalo (9/14) and played on special teams at the New York Jets (9/20) before being waived (9/22) and signed to the practice squad (9/24)...Re-signed to the active roster (12/31) and was inactive for the regular season finale at Houston (1/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Wild Card versus Baltimore (1/10).

2008
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New England (5/1)...Spent the last 13 regular season games and postseason on the Patriots' practice squad.

COLLEGE
Started 48 consecutive games at Fresno State...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection...Started 13 games at center...2006 (Jr.): Started 12 games, the first eight at guard and the last four at center...Provided protection for offense that set a school record for fewest sacks allowed with 12...2005 (So.): Started 13 games...Helped the Bulldogs produce a 1,000-yard rusher and 3,000-yard passer...2004 (Fr.): First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...Western Athletic Conference Co-Freshman of the Year...Became just the second offensive lineman ever honored in conference history...First-team All-Western Athletic Conference choice...Started 10 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fifth in the nation in scoring, averaging more than 38 points per game.

PERSONAL
Attended Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/29/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by New England (11/7/15)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by New England (3/31/14)...Signed to contract extension by New England (9/16/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by New England (12/31/09)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/24/09)...Waived by New England (9/22/09)...Signed as a free agent by New England (12/30/08)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/24/08)...Waived by New England (8/26/08)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New England (5/1/08).

GP/GS
Career (80/49) [12/7]; 2016 (1/0); 2015 (2/0); 2014 (14/12) [3/3]; 2013 (16/16) [2/2]; 2012 (16/16) [2/2]; 2011 (14/3) [3/0]; 2010 (15/2) [1/0]; 2009 (2/0) [1/0].

2016
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/29/16)...Played in one game for Carolina and dressed but did not play in four games…Saw action on special teams at Seattle (12/24).

2015
Inactive with an illness for the first five games before playing in the next two games for New England...Placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury (11/7).

2014
Played in 14 games with 12 starts, 10 at right guard and two at center, for New England...Inactive with a knee injury at Minnesota (9/14) and versus Oakland (9/21)...Started at right guard versus Cincinnati (10/5) before opening at center in place of an injured Bryan Stork at Buffalo (10/12) and versus the New York Jets (10/16)...Started the last nine games at right guard...POSTSEASON: Started all three games...Opened at right guard in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10), at center in place of an injured Stork in AFC Championship versus Indianapolis (1/18) and at right guard in Super Bowl XLIX victory against Seattle (2/1)...At Kansas City (9/29): Inserted at right guard in the fourth quarter and proceeded to start 10 of the next 12 games at the position.

2013
Started 16 games at center for the second consecutive season for New England...Contributed to unit that finished third in the NFL in scoring, seventh in total offense, ninth in rushing offense and 10th in passing offense...POSTSEASON: Started at center in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Indianapolis (1/11) and AFC Championship at Denver (1/19)...Vs. Pittsburgh (11/3): Part of offense that amassed 610 yards, the third most in team history.

2012
Started a career-high 16 games at center for New England...Led all NFL players in playing time by participating in 1,379 totals snaps - 1,231 on offense and 148 on special teams...Anchored offensive line that helped the Patriots rank first in the NFL in total offense and scoring, fourth in passing offense and seventh in rushing offense...POSTSEASON: Started at center in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Houston (1/13) and AFC Championship versus Baltimore (1/20)...At Buffalo (9/30): Paved the way for two 100-yard rushers as Brandon Bolden produced 137 yards and Stevan Ridley tallied 106 yards...Vs. Denver (10/7): Cleared paths for New England to compile 251 yards rushing...Marked the first time since 1978 the Patriots gained 200 yards rushing in consecutive games.

2011
Played in 14 games with three starts, two at center and one at left guard, for New England...Inactive with a calf injury at Miami (9/12) and versus San Diego (9/18)...Started at center in place of an injured Dan Connolly at Philadelphia (11/27) and also made a start at center at Denver (12/18)...Opened at left guard in place of an injured Logan Makins at Buffalo (1/1)...POSTSEASON: Played in all three games: AFC Divisional Playoff versus Denver (1/14), AFC Championship versus Baltimore (1/22) and Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants (2/5).

2010
Played in 15 games with two starts at right guard for New England...Inactive at Cleveland (11/7)...Started at right guard in place of an injured Dan Connolly at Buffalo (12/26) and versus Miami (1/2)...Lined up at right guard in goal-line situations during the season when Connolly moved to fullback...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/16).

2009
Played in two games and was inactive for one game in two stints on New England's active roster in addition to spending 13 games on the Patriots' practice squad...Made NFL debut in season opener versus Buffalo (9/14) and played on special teams at the New York Jets (9/20) before being waived (9/22) and signed to the practice squad (9/24)...Re-signed to the active roster (12/31) and was inactive for the regular season finale at Houston (1/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Wild Card versus Baltimore (1/10).

2008
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New England (5/1)...Spent the last 13 regular season games and postseason on the Patriots' practice squad.

COLLEGE
Started 48 consecutive games at Fresno State...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection...Started 13 games at center...2006 (Jr.): Started 12 games, the first eight at guard and the last four at center...Provided protection for offense that set a school record for fewest sacks allowed with 12...2005 (So.): Started 13 games...Helped the Bulldogs produce a 1,000-yard rusher and 3,000-yard passer...2004 (Fr.): First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News...Western Athletic Conference Co-Freshman of the Year...Became just the second offensive lineman ever honored in conference history...First-team All-Western Athletic Conference choice...Started 10 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fifth in the nation in scoring, averaging more than 38 points per game.

PERSONAL
Attended Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS.