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Patriots sign defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna

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The Patriots signed rookie defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna on Monday, the club said.

In a corresponding roster move, New England waived rookie Seali’i Epenesa, a defensive lineman from UCLA.

This is the second NFL stint for the 25-year-old Manumaleuna, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in May. The Giants waived him on June 19.

Manumaleuna (6-2, 305) notched 144 tackles (17 for loss) in 56 collegiate games for BYU. In New England, it’s possible he could get looks as a 4-3 defensive tackle and as a 3-4 defensive end.

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9 Responses to “Patriots sign defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna”
  1. jetsmmt says: Jul 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    He’ll be watching CJ2K high-stepping all the way to the end zone from about 80 yards away.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 21, 2014 5:43 PM

    The NFL should have a player name Spelling Bee for the fans, and it would be a good way to get to know some of these players!

  3. ampats says: Jul 21, 2014 5:47 PM

    About the only chance the Jets have of beating the Patriots this year would be if Eathyn Manumaleuna is playing DT on the Patriots D line which is not very likely to happen.

  4. kissbillsrings says: Jul 21, 2014 5:48 PM

    CJ 2 yard you mean? yeah , during warm ups….

  5. mpoles says: Jul 21, 2014 5:59 PM

    They waived Seali’i Epenesa to make way for Eathyn Manumaleuna? Does the NFL now have a syllable cap as well as a salary cap…?

  6. heisthejuan says: Jul 21, 2014 6:19 PM

    Looks like a camp body while Easley and Kelly continue to rehab.

  7. icdogg says: Jul 22, 2014 1:05 AM

    I think there must be a consonant shortage in Samoa.

  8. bubbaword says: Jul 22, 2014 9:53 AM

    Never make the roster!

  9. pukinbuzzard says: Jul 23, 2014 8:24 AM

    He may make the practice squad but not the regular season roster, he’s not the guy.

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