New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With starting long snapper Joe Cardona expected to miss a portion of the preseason following a training camp injury on Sunday, the Patriots signed a replacement Monday afternoon.

As first reported by The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride, the team has added 29-year-old Brian Khoury to the roster. Khoury was present at the Patriots’ Monday afternoon practice.

A graduate of Division-III Carnegie Mellon, Khoury has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and the XFL’s DC Defenders. He’s never appeared in an NFL game.

In a corresponding move, the Patriots released quarterback Jake Dolegala. Dolegala had been claimed on waivers early in practice to be the fourth quarterback after Jarrett Stidham underwent back surgery.

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