Patriots sign Caleb Benenoch to reinforce offensive line

Caleb Benenoch worked out with the Patriots last week.
Caleb Benenoch worked out with the Patriots last week. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/Getty Images

After their offensive line took another hit Sunday, the Patriots are bringing in a reinforcement.

New England is signing free agent lineman Caleb Benenoch, according to the NFL Network.

Benenoch, who worked out for the Patriots last week, has played in 35 NFL games, with 22 starts, all for the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay drafted him in the fifth round in 2016. Benenoch played in college at UCLA.

The 6-foot-5-inch, 305-pounder made 16 starts at right guard last year. He also can play tackle.

The signing comes after left tackle Isaiah Wynn had an MRI on his toe Monday. Wynn was injured during the Dolphins game this past Sunday. According to the NFL Network, Wynn is week to week with turf toe, and while his injury is not season-ending, he could miss some time.


With David Andrews out for the year and right tackle Marcus Cannon inactive with a shoulder injury Sunday, the offensive line depth was tested when Wynn went out.

The newly acquired Marshall Newhouse started for Cannon at right tackle, then moved over to the left side when Wynn went out, with Korey Cunningham coming in to play right tackle.

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