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Patriots sign former Eagles and Seahawks offensive lineman Matt Tobin to a 1-year deal

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Tobin will provide camp competition and depth on the offensive line.

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The Patriots have inked their third player in the last hour with former Eagles and Seahawks offensive lineman Matt Tobin to a 1-year deal with my guess being somewhere around vet minimum or with zero guaranteed money.

Tobin provides a bit of veteran depth at both guard and tackle for the Patriots in camp. Coming out of the University of Iowa and player under one of Bill Belichick’s former offensive line coaches, I’m not surprised the Patriots had interest in him. Tobin has started 21 of 57 games, most of them coming at right guard for the Eagles in 2014. This signing does not fix the hole at left tackle, but you always need camp competition regardless.

On the compensatory pick front, depending on how much money Tobin gets could cancel out Dion Lewis as the Patriots now have a net of two lost free agents (Malcolm Butler, Nate solder). If Tobin doesn’t get much more than veteran minimum or doesn’t play for the Patriots, he won’t count for the Seahawks compensatory pick pool.