Patriots sign Chasen Hines, Andrew Stueber

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The Patriots kicked off the week by signing a couple of their draft picks.

The team announced the signings of sixth-round pick Chasen Hines and seventh-rounder Andrew Stueber. Both offensive linemen agreed to four-year deals in New England.

Hines started 17 games at guard while at LSU. He came to the school as a defensive lineman, but switched sides of the ball before finding his role on the team.

Stueber started 20 games at right tackle at Michigan. He also saw time at guard during his time at the Big Ten school.

The Patriots also announced the signing of long snapper Ross Reiter, who was undrafted out of Colorado State this year. Defensive back Devin Hafford and quarterback D’Eriq King were both cut.

5 responses to “Patriots sign Chasen Hines, Andrew Stueber

  1. One will make the team and the other the practice squad. The Patriots have a history of late round and UDFA making the team and within a year or two starting or in the rotation given injuries.

  2. One will make the team and the other the practice squad. The Patriots have a history of late round and UDFA making the team and within a year or two starting or in the rotation given injuries.

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    If half of the team is late round and UDFA that is bound to happen.

  3. ejvyas, you make the same mistake that most GMs do, thinking pedigree and round matter more than performance. I worked in financial institutions much of my career until I went off on my own. They all loved to hire Ivy League resumes and legacy. Guess what? That got guys in the door but performance mattered.

    If you performed you advanced. If you didn’t it was “chow baby”. Yes, Belichick brought in blue chips like Seymour and Mayo, but he also cultivated late rounders like Edelman and UDFAs like Jackson. He cuts draft choices, declines 5th year options and even trades or lets walk talent that is undisciplined. “Chow baby”.

    Brady was a 6th round compensatory pick. It’s not an accident that Belichick drafted him, sat a 1st overall pick in Bledsoe to start him, and worked one on one with him to recognize defenses and understand how to attack them.

    No one connected to the Patriots cares that Mac Jones was the 4th QB taken (except that it makes his signing of even greater value). They care that he performs, works to get better and gets better. And he wins.

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