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Titans claim Josh Kline

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18:   Josh Kline #67 of the New England Patriots reacts  against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

Guard Josh Kline started the week as a member of the Patriots and briefly looked like he’d be headed to the Eagles in a trade, but he’ll be ending the week as a member of the Titans.

The Titans, whose General Manager Jon Robinson was with the Pats when they signed the undrafted Kline in 2013, announced Thursday that they have claimed Kline off of waivers. The Patriots waived him on Wednesday after their trade with the Eagles was revised so that they sent only a conditional fourth-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback Eric Rowe.

Kline started 13 games for the Patriots last season and joins a Titans club that previously had 2016 sixth-round Sebastian Tretola as their lone backup guard behind Quinton Spain and Chance Warmack. Given the Titans’ stated preference to be an “exotic smashmouth” team on offense, he could get a look with the first team once he’s settled in Tennessee if the current starters aren’t up to snuff.

Cornerback Cody Riggs was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.

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3 Responses to “Titans claim Josh Kline”
  1. jabbatheputter says: Sep 8, 2016 4:58 PM

    Good add, with little loss, to a team that is beefing up the OL.

  2. kissbillsrings says: Sep 8, 2016 5:51 PM

    Awesome…. The Titans pick up his contract so that frees up more cap space for the Pats…..

  3. streetyson says: Sep 8, 2016 7:54 PM

    Wasn’t quite a natural Pats’ first-teamer but a good filler who spent 13 games last year actually starting because the line was so banged-up.

    Surprised he didn’t make the Pats team but maybe $2M cap was just too much for a support act? That cap may be why the Eagles de-Klined him in trade (he didn’t fail a medical). Assuming he’s healthy he’s a decent pickup if your line is short-handed and you can spare the dough.

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