Sealver Siliga on the 'road to recovery'


New England Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga's offseason looks like it will have a rehab-type focus. That's because Siliga posted the following picture on Instagram on Thursday:

Road to recovery starts today...... It was all worth it!

A photo posted by Sealver Siliga (@sealver_siliga) on

The Patriots had used their lone injured reserve/designated to return spot on Siliga during the 2014 season, as he played in just seven regular-season games (five starts) because of a foot injury. But upon his return in early December, Siliga quickly emerged as a starter next to Vince Wilfork, which carried into the playoffs.

At the time, several teammates praised the energy and enthusiasm of the 6-foot-2, 325-pound Siliga.

"He has good energy, likes to play football, likes to practice,” coach Bill Belichick said upon his return in December. “I’d say we have a lot of guys on our team that fit into that category. It’s not one-of-three guys or anything. But, [Siliga] brings it and we love it."