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Patriots Sign DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen to the 53-Man Roster

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New England has addressed its defensive tackle depth chart.

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Yesterday, the New England Patriots have announced that they have played second-year defensive tackle Dominique Easley on injured reserve due to a thigh injury he suffered during last week's win over the Houston Texans. While the team has good depth at the interior defensive line even after Easley's injury, it still addressed the position today.

According to Doug Kyed, New England has signed defensive tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen to its 53-man roster:

The Patriots signed DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen to their 53-man roster.

Kitchen was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Baltimore Ravens after the 2012 NFL Draft. He didn't last long in Baltimore, though, and spent his next three years as a member of the Cleveland Browns. The Kent State product was released this September and later signed with the Detroit Lions, who cut him on October 23.

After his release by the Browns, Kitchen also had a visit with the Patriots, who have now signed him to their 53-man roster. The 27-year old, who has played in 41 NFL games over the course of his career, will most likely serve as a depth option behind the team's other defensive tackles, Alan Branch, Malcom Brown, Akiem Hicks and Sealver Siliga.