Patriots Release Josh Kline

The Patriots guard was released after the team failed to trade him to the Eagles.

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It’s been a tumultuous few days for now ex-Patriots guard Josh Kline.

First, he survived the final roster cuts on Saturday, presumably having made the team. Then, yesterday, it was reported that he was being sent to the Philadelphia Eagles along with a conditional draft pick in exchange for cornerback Eric Rowe. However, it was later reported that Kline was no longer a part of the deal (though the Patriots did still acquire Rowe in exchange for the draft selection). Today, the Patriots have informed Kline of his release from the team.

It’s an illustration of the harsh, often ruthless nature of the business that is the NFL. It’s a scenario that played out earlier in training camp when the Patriots released Bryan Stork after failing to trade him to the Redskins. Whether Kline will rejoin the team as a practice squad member after he clears waivers remains uncertain at this point.

In any case, this leaves the Patriots with Jonathan Cooper, Joe Thuney, Shaq Mason, Tre’ Jackson, and Ted Karras at guard on the active roster. Stay tuned for any further roster news and updates heading into the team’s initial contest against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.


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I’m Andrew Cabatingan, and I only know three things for sure. One, any NFL kicker not named Stephen Gostkowski (GOATkowski) is absolute garbage and cannot be trusted. Two, Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback there ever was or ever will be. Three, I am prone to outbursts of Patriots homerism and any hyperbolic statements I make should be taken as sarcasm. If you’re looking for real facts about me, I suppose I would start by saying I am a sophomore at Northeastern University, I love all Boston sports, everything Game of Thrones (kudos to you if you can find the reference I made earlier), reading, singing, and arguing with strangers on the Internet. I hope that any preexisting bias due to any of this does not begin to seep into my writing, but if it does, I have the peace of mind of knowing that some snarky commenter will probably point it out.

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