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Patriots sign C/G Matt Tennant

9/29/2012

The Patriots have signed free agent offensive lineman Matt Tennant, the team announced.

Tennant was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Sept. 1, but was waived on Sept. 4 in order to make room for fullback Lex Hilliard.

Originally a fifth-round pick in 2010 by the Saints, Tennant, a Boston College graduate, can play both center and guard.

The Patriots have listed standout guard Logan Mankins as questionable for Week 4 with a hip injury, and Tennant's signing could be to add depth in the event that Mankins is unable to play. Reserve center/guard Nick McDonald (shoulder) is also listed as questionable on the injury report.