One month ago, the 2016 NFL league year began and so did this year's free agency period. While the biggest and splashiest signings have naturally been made in early March, free agency is far from over. The New England Patriots are a perfect examples for this.
Just last week, the team signed tight end Clay Harbor and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to add depth to their respective position. Today, the Patriots added another piece: according to his own Twitter account, the Patriots have signed defensive tackle Markus Kuhn.
I could be more proud to be part of such a great organization! Hard work always pays off! #patriots
English is still my second language, but I obviously COULDN' T be more proud to be a #Patriot #PatriotsNation
The 29-year old Kuhn was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft by the New York Giants. He appeared in 39 games for the team, registering 1.5 sacks while scoring one touchdown on a fumble recovery.
After four seasons in New York, Kuhn hit unrestricted free agency, which has now brought him to Foxboro. Here, he will join a crowded but talented defensive tackle rotation that has added Frank Kearse and the aforementioned Knighton this offseason. Kuhn, who like Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer was born in Germany, is by no means a roster lock, though, and has to fight for a spot on the team behind Dominique Easley, Malcom Brown, Alan Branch and Knighton.