Lavasier Tuinei

Lavasier Tuinei
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Former Oregon Ducks football star wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei has signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots.

Tuinei, the 2012 Rose Bowl for the Ducks over Wisconsin, was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2012. Tuinei bounced around, spending time with the Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys.

Tuinei will be up against former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly next week when the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles square off for both team’s first preseason exhibition. The game will be on August 9th and should be Tuinei’s first chance of showing why the team should retain him through the season.

As mentioned before, Tuinei came up big in the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin and had a strong  performance against Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. He seemed to always make a big play when one was needed.

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