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.