A week after getting the first significant snaps of his young career, offensive lineman Josh Kline made his first career start Sunday against the Ravens, playing at left guard.
With Nate Solder out as he dealt with concussion effects, the Patriots decided to have stalwart Logan Mankins start at Solder’s customary left tackle spot, and slid Kline into Mankins’s usual guard position.
Kline, listed at 6 feet 3 inches, 295 pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State, and was on the 53-man roster for the regular-season opener but then was released and re-signed to the practice squad for six weeks. Promoted before the Pittsburgh game, after Sebastian Vollmer’s season-ending injury, Kline played sparingly until the Miami game two weeks ago. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.