Patriots reportedly will sign another offensive lineman Tuesday

Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2019 - 7:56 am
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The Patriots are apparently signing yet another offensive lineman.

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According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the team will be adding lineman Caleb Benenoch on Tuesday following a visit with the club last week. The 25-year-old had nine teams request to work him out, but ultimately he wanted to play for Dante Scarnecchia and now he will get his wish.

The former Buccaneer has played in 35 career games, which have included 22 starts. Last year he started all 16 games at right guard. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

It's unclear what this means for the current group of lineman, which is dealing with a number of injuries, including to starting tackles Marcus Cannon and Isaiah Wynn. This forced the team to use Korey Cunningham and Marshall Newhouse, both new additions, at tackle in Miami on Sunday.

It's possible Benenoch could be viewed as an upgrade over interior lineman Jermaine Eluemunor or James Ferentz.

We'll likely know more as the day goes on.

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