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Patriots sign offensive lineman Josh Kline


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.

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4 Responses to “Patriots sign offensive lineman Josh Kline”
  1. ampats says: Sep 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    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. craniator says: Sep 7, 2013 7:00 PM

    So , I guess all those folks who claimed Miami blew it by not retaining A.J. Francis can shut up now.

  3. laxcoach37 says: Sep 7, 2013 8:04 PM

    Actually, Miami didn’t blow it over AJ Francis, they blew it by not snagging Josh Kline! The Dolphins are loaded at DL, but need OL depth instead.

  4. craniator says: Sep 7, 2013 8:44 PM

    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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