You'll often hear players use cliches to describe their teammates as "family" or the roster being a "band of brothers."
In the case of Chris and Nick McDonald, it's not just a hackneyed saying.
Shortly after the draft, guard Chris McDonald signed with the Patriots, joining his brother, Nick, a guard who's been with New England for the past two seasons.
Both broke into the league as undrafted free agents. Both play the same position on the same team. Both are fulfilling their NFL dreams.
But there's a fascinating twist to the McDonald brothers' story -- they're reuniting after being adopted by separate families during their teenage years.
"My brother is [an inspiration]," Chris said, via ESPNBoston.com. "But it's on me. My brother being in the NFL is not going to help me stay in the NFL and I have to do whatever it takes for myself."
Chris, a Michigan State alum and All-Big Ten honorable mention last ye...