FOXBORO -- In an effort to continue to look for more ways to bolster their defensive line, the Patriots had veteran defensive end Shaun Ellis in Foxboro for a workout, WEEI.com's Christopher Price has confirmed.  

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is very familiar with Ellis, as the 34-year-old was selected by the Jets in the first round (12th overall) of the 2000 draft out of the University of Tennessee. 

FOXBORO -- Before practice Thursday afternoon outside Gillette Stadium, Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed the signing of first-round pick Nate Solder. Solder, a left tackle out of Colorado, was taken with the 17th pick overall in April's draft and was one of three remaining unsigned first-round picks in the NFL before Thursday. 

With Solder agreeing to terms of a deal reportedly four years in length, the Patriots have signed all nine draft picks, and all are in camp. 

According to Aaron Wilson on Scout.com, the Patriots have signed 17th overall pick Nate Solder. The offensive tackle was the last of the team's draft choices to ink a rookie deal, and it would seem that by signing he will be able to practice with the team on Thursday. 

Solder stands at a 6-foot-9 and 307 pounds, but the former tight end is considered raw and might not see significant time as a rookie given that starting tackles Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer are both back. 

FOXBORO -- Speaking prior to a special practice for invited guest and select fans inside Gillette Stadium Wednesday night, veteran Patriots left tackle Matt Light said Wednesday that he can't wait to get back on the practice field and make another run at a Super Bowl with Tom Brady. 

FOXBORO — Patriots player rep Matt Light indicated that the NFLPA has a conference call scheduled for late Wednesday night to discuss some of the issues that are still apparently holding up the completion of the new collective bargaining agreement.

Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark told reporters that unless NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be willing to show some flexibility when it came to player discipline, the CBA won’t be ratified tomorrow. That would prevent the newly signed players from practicing with their new teams.

The Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon they have signed unrestricted free agent center Chris Morris, restricted free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, veteran free agent offensive lineman Jonathan Compas and rookie free agent running back Richard Medlin. Terms of the contracts were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released veteran running back Thomas Clayton and rookie free agent offensive lineman Mike Berry from Auburn. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.

The Patriots have informed running back Thomas Clayton he will be released by the team, according to multiple reports. Clayton, a 5-foot-11, 222-pounder out of Kansas State, has put in multiple stints on the New England roster, but the 27-year-old was the odd man out after rookies Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley joined the team after signing their deals. Clayton has seven career carries for 17 yards. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Former Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss was offered a one-year deal by Philadelphia shortly after filing his retirement papers, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Moss, who was with New England from 2007 until October 2010 when he was dealt to Minnesota, still has the option to file "unretirement papers." For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

According to a tweet from John Clayton of ESPN, the Patriots held a workout with former Browns linebacker Matt Roth on Tuesday.

Roth, 28, was selected by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2005 draft. He played the majority of the last two seasons in Cleveland after being claimed off waivers in November of 2009. He had 3.5 sacks last year for the Browns after having four and five in 2010 and 2009, respectively. 

Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said Tuesday that he hopes he can "restore" his name in New England after two tumultuous years as a member of the Redskins. 

Haynesworth was traded to the Pats last week in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hopes that things will be better in New England.