New England Patriots

New England Patriots

The run of familiar names interviewing for positions on the Patriots’ coaching staff continues. This time, it’s for the offensive line coaching job.

On Friday afternoon, SI’s Albert Breer reported that the Patriots plan on interviewing Ryan Wendell for the position. Wendell has been in coaching for four years now, all with the Buffalo Bills as the assistant offensive line coach, the title he still holds.

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  • Wendell played nine seasons in the NFL, eight of those coming with the New England Patriots. He was signed as a UDFA out of Fresno State in 2008, and was the team’s starting center in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he was moved to right guard where he started 12 of the 14 games he played.

    According to Breer, Wendell will fly out to Las Vegas to interview with the Patriots, who are out there for the Shrine Bowl for the next week. Adrian Klemm, whose interview was previously reported, will also interview with the team in Las Vegas.

    The Patriots are in the process of replacing Matt Patricia, who served as offensive line coach last season as well as offensive play-caller. They’ve already found the next man up in that regard in Bill O’Brien. Patricia’s future with the team remains uncertain.

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