Patriots Sign Former Ravens Interior Offensive Lineman Luke Bowanko


Apr 4, 2018

The New England Patriots are adding some depth to their offensive line.

The Patriots on Wednesday agreed to terms on a contract with former Baltimore Ravens guard/center Luke Bowanko, the team announced.

Bowanko played in all 16 games for the Ravens in 2017, but started just one — at left tackle. Before that, he played three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He started 14 games at center as a rookie in 2014, but injuries limited him to just seven games over the next two campaigns.

A 2014 sixth-round pick, the 26-year-old Bowanko is the second O-lineman to sign with New England this offseason, the first being tackle/guard Matt Tobin. The Patriots also re-signed tackle LaAdrian Waddle and lost Nate Solder and Cameron Fleming in free agency.

The Patriots’ starting interior linemen from last season — center David Andrews and guards Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason — all will be back, meaning Bowanko likely will compete with Ted Karras, James Ferentz and others for a backup role.

New England also signed tight end Troy Niklas on Wednesday.

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