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Sunday, September 1, 2013
Source: Pats claim OL Chris Barker

By Field Yates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have claimed offensive lineman Chris Barker, who was previously waived by the Miami Dolphins, a league source confirms.

Barker is the second player claimed by the Patriots who was waived by the Dolphins. Signed by Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada, Barker worked as a guard for the Dolphins this preseason. He stands at 6-foot-2 and 305 pounds.

The Patriots now have 10 offensive linemen in the fold and must make a corresponding roster move to get down to 53 players.

Veteran running back Leon Washington, offensive lineman Will Svitek and defensive back Marquice Cole were not spotted at the team's Sunday afternoon practice.

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal first reported the news.