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.