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Patriots Swap Defensive Linemen, Sign Manumaleuna and Release Epenesa

The Patriots announced they have signed free agent defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna while releasing defensive lineman Seali'i Epenesa.

Manumaleuna, who stands 6-2 and weighs 305 pounds, was released by the New York Giants June 19 after signing as an undrafted rookie. He played all 13 games in 2013 for BYU after having a medical redshirt his senior season in 2012. In 56 career games for BYU, he recorded 143 total tackles and 5.5 sacks.

Epenesa, also an undrafted rookie, was signed by the Patriots June 17 out of UCLA.

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