Patriots sign offensive lineman Josh Kline

AP

The Patriots promoted offensive lineman Josh Kline from their practice squad to the 53-player roster on Saturday, the club said.

Kline, 23, started the Patriots’ final 2013 preseason game at left guard. New England waived him on Monday but re-signed him to the practice squad on Wednesday.

New England also confirmed the re-signing of running back/returner Leon Washington, which was reported earlier in the day.

With Kline and Washington added to the roster, the Patriots waived defensive lineman A.J. Francis. The Pats also re-signed offensive lineman Braxston Cave, whom they waived Thursday, to their practice squad.

4 responses to “Patriots sign offensive lineman Josh Kline

  1. It is amazing to watch Belichick massage the roster. How many transactions have the Patriots had this week? I always felt the veterans would return as the Patriots were trying to avoid guaranteeing their contracts.I think a lot of these moves are BB setting up his practice squad.

  2. The reality is that both Francis and Kline were undrafted out of college and neither one appeared on many teams’ boards this past Spring. They were essentially camp bodies ; a lot of press pundits just like playing the “f_ _ _ _ _ _ Bill Belichick angle” , as Warren Sapp called it — depicting any move he makes as sheer genius , when every NFL team does what the Patriots are doing , in churning the bottom of the roster to try and get the most talented 53 guys onto the team , and the best 8 guys they can find onto the practice squad.

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