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Patriots sign two linemen to futures/reserve contracts for 2019

The Patriots are already thinking about next season.

Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The New England Patriots have signed two players to future/reserve contracts, per NESN’s Doug Kyed and ESPN’s Mike Reiss. The Patriots signed former University of Washington center Jake Eldrenkamp and veteran defensive tackle David Parry to contracts.

The 6’5, 305 pound Eldrenkamp spent his rookie season on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad in 2017 and with the Cleveland Browns practice squad in 2018. Eldrenkamp should have an opportunity to compete for a job on the Patriots’ interior line next season, although he’s more likely a practice squad candidate.

The 6’1, 310 pound Parry spent his first two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts where he started all 32 games, racking up 78 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 11 quarterback hits. Parry was placed on the injured reserve in 2017 and arrested for stealing and crashing a golf cart. He bounced on-and-off the Minnesota Vikings roster this year, recording one sack in three games. New England is thin on the defensive interior, so Parry should have a real chance of making the team.

Best of luck to the two newest Patriots!