The low-key offseason continues for the Patriots.
In the first week of free agency, the Pats signed a pair of special teamers and two unheralded receivers.
And the Pats kicked off this week by inking veteran offensive tackle Cedrick Lang, who entered the league in 2016 and has yet to appear in a regular season game.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Lang spent last season on injured reserve with the Vikings. He got his start in the NFL three seasons ago with the Giants, signing as an undrafted free agent out of Texas El-Paso. Lang played only one season of football at UTEP. He was a four-year member of the basketball team, averaging 10.3 points per game as a senior. He finished his hoops career as the school’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.581).
Lang profiles as a project with some upside for the Patriots.
He’ll join a tackles unit that includes Marcus Cannon, Isaiah Wynn, Cole Croston, Ryker Mathews, and Dan Skipper.
The Pats lost starting left tackle Trent Brown and swing tackle LaAdrian Waddle in free agency.