Patriots sign offensive lineman, cut two special teams players
With minicamp behind them, the Patriots made a series of roster moves on Thursday. The team signed offensive tackle R.J. Prince, and released kicker Roberto Aguayo and long snapper Wes Farnsworth.
Prince had been with the team during minicamp on a tryout basis. After entering the league with the Steelers as a UDFA in 2018, prince spent the last two seasons with the Ravens. He bounced between the practice squad and active roster, but did not appear in any games.
Aguayo had been with the Patriots since the end of last season, when he was signed to the practice squad. The former second-round pick hasn’t kicked in the NFL for four years after struggling as a rookie. He was viewed as the third kicker on the depth chart after spring practices, behind returning starter Nick Folk and rookie Quinn Nordin.
Farnsworth signed with the Patriots just before spring practices in late May. With Joe Cardona solidly in the starting role, he was unlikely to make the final roster.
With these moves, the Patriots have one open spot on their 90-man roster. There doesn’t need to be a rush to fill it – outside of individual rookie work, the NFL calendar is empty until training camp begins in late July.
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