New England Patriots

Oct 22, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots logo is lit up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

A year after their depth at the position was tested, and at times beyond a reasonable limit, the New England Patriots are keeping a depth piece around, as offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor has signed his restricted free agent tender.

Acquired from the Baltimore Ravens last August in exchange for a fourth-round pick, the 6-foot-4, 334-pound Eluemunor appeared in 10 games as a reserve last year, and saw most of his playing time with the Patriots on special teams.

A fifth-round pick in 2017, Eluemunor has appeared in 27 regular-season games and one postseason contest — with three starts, two at right guard in 2017 and one at left tackle in 2018 — in an NFL career split between the Ravens and Patriots.

By signing his original-round tender, Eluemunor’s cap hit for 2020 will be $2.133 million.

With Eluemunor re-signed, the Patriots have 10 offensive linemen signed to their roster ahead of next week’s 2020 NFL Draft, which is currently slated to see the Patriots make 12 selections.

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