Patriots sign former BYU lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna
Published: July 21, 2014 04:54PM
Updated: July 22, 2014 05:36PM
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Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna (55) tackles Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders running back Jordan Parker (6) during the first half of the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday September 27, 2013. BYU is winning the game 23-10 at halftime.

The New England Patriots announced Monday the signing of rookie free agent and former BYU defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna.

Manumaleuna was originally picked up by the New York Giants following the draft, but was released on June 19. Manumaleuna had 143 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his time at BYU.

UCLA defense lineman Sealiā€™i Epenesa was released to make room for Manumaleuna.

-Brennan Smith

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