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Patriots add former Northern Illinois offensive lineman Jordan Steckler to practice squad

In a corresponding move, New England released guard Jordan Roos.

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The New England Patriots swapped one offensive lineman in and another out on Tuesday.

New England signed rookie Jordan Steckler to the practice squad, the club announced, and released guard Jordan Roos in a corresponding move.

Steckler, 24, was among a handful of free agents recently in Foxborough for workouts. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Northern Illinois product entered the league in the spring as a member of the New Orleans Saints’ undrafted class. Steckler appeared in 47 games during his tenure with the Huskies and started 43. As a redshirt senior at right tackle, he served as a permanent team captain and was named the program’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as well as a first-team All-MAC selection.

Roos, 27, had joined the Patriots’ practice squad on Oct. 1. He originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie free agent out of Purdue in 2017, and played in 16 games between the regular season and postseason for the organization up through 2019. The 6-foot-3, 302-pound Roos was claimed by the Las Vegas Raiders in July, and waived in advance of the league’s roster deadline.

The scout team remains at 16 following the reversions of defensive tackle Nick Thurman and outside linebacker Tashawn Bower.

New England is scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.